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An exploration of the Holistic relationship between grace, truth and love in the fourth Gospel.

Nguyen, Thoa (2014) An exploration of the Holistic relationship between grace, truth and love in the fourth Gospel. Master of Arts (major thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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This thesis begins with an observation that our understanding of “grace upon grace” and “grace and truth came through Jesus Christ” demands revelation beyond human imagination. Grace, as God’s undeserved kindness, speaks of the truth, Jesus Christ, as self-giving love. This is the consistent testimony of Jn. 1:14-18—that grace and truth cohere in the person Jesus Christ. The portrayal is complete, which John then expounds in this completeness.
In approaching this thesis, various themes will be examined through a composite interpretive approach, using the works of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Jean-Luc Marion, and Kelly and Moloney as a premise to engaging those selected dialogues of the Gospel. What is of particular interest in these works is their focus on the whole form of Jesus Christ as God’s demonstrative expression of grace and truth that is engaged at a theological level akin to aesthetics. The beauty of grace and truth is unreservedly given in love but only become tangible in the experience and lives of the beholders of Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of the Father.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Arts (major thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Beauty, glory, grace, truth, love, the historical Jesus, composite interpretive approach, seeing the form, von Balthasar, excess, saturated phenomenon, Marion, drama of glory, Kelly and Moloney
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: STC: Stirling Theological College
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2014 01:40
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 01:40
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1364

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