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Households of Faith (Jn 4:46-54-11:1-44): A Metaphor for the Johannine Community

Coloe, Mary L. (2000) Households of Faith (Jn 4:46-54-11:1-44): A Metaphor for the Johannine Community. Pacifica, 13. pp. 326-35. ISSN 1030-570X

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    Abstract

    This article proposes that the image of "the household of God" provides the best metaphor of the Johannine community. Within the text itself we are able to see traces of this community in the issues confronting the households at Capernaum and Bethany. The article draws on a previous study of the Temple as the "House of God" and the transferral of this image to the community as the "Household" of God. Where the image of Temple is applied to Jesus in the Gospel narrative, the community is reflected in the different households of faith.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): household, community, Bethany, Cana
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): B - New Testament
    Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
    Depositing User: Dr Mary L. Coloe
    Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2013 14:48
    Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 14:33
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1225

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