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Bibil Identifier bibil:222589
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Practices of Confession, Intercession, and Forgiveness in 1 John 1.9; 5.16
Author Roitto, Rikard
Journal New Testament Studies (Volume: 58, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 235-253 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract 1 John 1.9 and 5.16 reflect practices of public confession of sins, intercession, and mediation of God's forgiveness. Divine forgiveness and belonging to the community were integrated in the Johannine community to the extent that one equalled the other. Therefore, these practices had important group-dynamic functions for the Johannine community. First, public confession functioned as a costly signal that deterred less committed group members but was meaningful to committed group members. Second, the practice of intercession induced role taking, allowing the offended party both to empathize with the offender and to restore his or her dignity and honour.
DOI 10.1017/S0028688511000385
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Forgiveness
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Confession of Faith
Pericopes 1 John 1,9
1 John 5,16
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