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Bibil Identifier bibil:247440
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Sense Perception and Testimony in the Gospel According to John
Author Wang, Sunny Kuan-Hui
Series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe (Volume: 435)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 99/435
Place 226.5.08
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-154735-5
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xv Pages
257 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract In this book, Sunny Kuan-Hui Wang explores the relationship between sense perception and testimony in the Gospel of John. While Johannine scholars tend to focus on one or the other, she shows that sense perception and testimony are both significant and are used together with the intention of drawing readers into the narrative so that they become witnesses in an emotionally engaged way. It is argued that John's use of sense perception together with testimony is rooted in Jewish literature. Yet John also employs a Graeco-Roman rhetorical technique, enargeia, which appeals to the persuasive power of sense perception to make his narrative vivid. John does not downplay sense perception. Rather, he uses it in the context of testimony as a means of persuasion to draw the readers, in their imagination, into the experience of the first disciples and thus deeper into faith and witness.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Gospel of John
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Witness
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Methods of Interpretation : Proof from Scripture
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Milieu of the New Testament
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