Word and Glory: On the Exegetical and Theological Background of John's Prologue (The Library of New Testament Studies)

Word and Glory: On the Exegetical and Theological Background of John's Prologue (The Library of New Testament Studies)

Craig A. Evans


Word and Glory demanding situations contemporary claims that Gnosticism, specially as expressed within the Nag Hammadi tractate Trimorphic Protennoia, is the main ordinary and illuminating historical past for figuring out the Prologue of the Fourth Gospel. Scriptural allusions and interpretive traditions recommend that Jewish knowledge culture, mediated by way of the synagogue of the diaspora, lies at the back of the Prologue and the Fourth Gospel as a complete, now not a few kind of overdue first-century Gnosticism. a number of good points of the Fourth Gospel replicate the synagogue and nascent Christianity's fight to increase and protect its ideals approximately Jesus who, as God's son and Agent, used to be understood because the embodiment of the Divine observe. all the elements that make up Johannine christology derive from dominical culture, refracted throughout the lens of Jewish interpretive traditions. there is not any compelling facts that this christology derived from or used to be stimulated through gnostic mythology. notice and Glory additionally develops and checks standards for assessing the relative price of post-New testomony resources for the translation of recent testomony documents.

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