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Bibil Identifier bibil:247511
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Mimesis in the Johannine Literature
Title (English, ) A Study in Johannine Ethics
Author Bennema, Cornelis
Series Library of New Testament Studies (Volume: 498)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 61/498
Place 225.08
Publishing house Bloomsbury
Place London et al.
ISBN 978-0-5674-3720-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
230 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Mimesis is a fundamental and pervasive human concept, but has attracted little attention from Johannine scholarship. This is unsurprising, since Johannine ethics, of which mimesis is a part, has only recently become a fruitful area of research. Bennema contends that scholars have not yet identified the centre of Johannine ethics, admittedly due to the fact that mimesis is not immediately evident in the Johannine text because the usual terminology for mimesis is missing.
This volume is the first organized study on the concept of mimesis in the Johannine literature. The aim of the study is to establish that mimesis is a genuine Johannine concept, to explain its particulars and to show that mimesis is integral to Johannine ethics. Bennema argues that Johannine mimesis is a cognitive, creative process that shapes the believer's identity and behaviour within the context of the divine family. Besides being instrumental in people's moral transformation, mimesis is also a vital mechanism for mediating the divine reality to people
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Gospels : Gospel of John
Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the New Testament : Catholic Epistles : Epistles of John
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Ethics
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Imitation
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