The Literary Form and the Message of John 8:31-36
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Instytucja
Wydział Teologii (Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II w Lublinie)
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
EN
Czasopismo
The Biblical Annals
ISSN
2083-2222
EISSN
Wydawca
DOI
URL
Rok publikacji
2014
Numer zeszytu
Strony od-do
121-145
Numer tomu
4
Identyfikator DOI
Liczba arkuszy
1,332275
Autorzy
(liczba autorów: 1)
Słowa kluczowe
EN
Gospel of John
form criticism
literary form
literary genre
freedom
libera- tion
midrash
covenant
misunderstanding
riddle
test
forensic process
PL
Ewangelia Jana
krytyka form
gatunek literacki
wolność
wyzwolenie
midrasz
przymierze
nieporozumienie
zagadka
test
proces sądowniczy
Streszczenia
Język
EN
Treść
The paper deals with the relationship between the literary form and the message of the pericope John 8:31-36 (along with its immediate literary context). Our examination of five different possible literary forms demonstrated that identifying the precise form bears directly on grasping the correct semantics and pragmatics of this Johannine passage. John 8:31-36 actually reflects the merging of at least two different literary forms: misunderstanding (also called riddle and test) and the covenantal offer of freedom. The ultimate meaning of the text, taken as a whole, should be seen as the offer of freedom. This, however, is misunderstood and eventually rejected by Jesus’ interlocutors, who failed to recognize in Jesus God, the Redeemer and Liberator, and thus did not pass the test of being his true disciples.
Inne
System-identifier
80944