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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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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: 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
Subjects: B - New Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: YTU: Yarra Theological Union
Depositing User: Dr Mary L. Coloe
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2013 04:48
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 04:33
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1225

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