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Witness in the Fourth Gospel: John the Baptist and the Beloved Disciple as Counterparts

Lee, Dorothy (2013) Witness in the Fourth Gospel: John the Baptist and the Beloved Disciple as Counterparts. Australian Biblical Review, 61 (1). pp. 1-17. ISSN 0045-0308

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Abstract

Forensic imagery is pervasive in John's Gospel. The unbelieving world puts Jesus on trial throughout his ministry, rejecting his testimony and finally condemning him to death. Ironically, Jesus overturns this 'trial' so that, in the end, it turns out that he is the true Judge and the world is on trial for its antipathy to all that signifies light and life. In this metaphorical field, the two figures of John the Baptist and the Beloved Disciple have particular significance. They stand as bookends for the Gospel as a whole, acting as counterparts to each other throughout the Johannine narrative.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: Fourth Gospel, John the Baptist, Beloved Disciple
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 - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-TCTS: United Faculty of Theology - Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Dr Suman Kashyap
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2014 01:45
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2018 03:48
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1675

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