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Bibil Identifier bibil:239199
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Creation Imagery in the Gospel of John
Author Sosa Siliezar, Carlos Raúl
Series Library of New Testament Studies (Volume: 546)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 61/546
Place 226.5.08
Publishing house Bloomsbury
Place London et al.
ISBN 978-0-56766-424-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xviii Pages
254 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Sosa Siliezar investigates the presence and significance of creation imagery in the Gospel of John. He argues that John has intentionally included only a limited (albeit significant) number of instances of creation imagery and that he has positioned them carefully to highlight their significance.
Sosa Siliezar contends that the instances of creation imagery used in varying contexts function collectively in a threefold way that is consonant with John's overall argument. First, John uses them to portray Jesus in close relationship with his Father, existing apart from and prior to the created order. Second, John uses creation imagery to assert the primal and universal significance of Jesus and the message about him, and to privilege him over other important figures in the story of Israel. Third, John uses creation imagery to link past reality with present and future reality, portraying Jesus as the agent of creation whom the reader should regard as the primal agent of revelation and salvation. The book concludes by underscoring how these findings inform our understanding of John's Christology and Johannine dualism.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Creation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Gospel of John
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Prologue
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Jesus
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Literature : Genres and Forms : Miracle Story
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Garden
Pericopes Genesis 1-2
John 20,22
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