Ecclesiology and Theosis in the Gospel of John: Volume 166 by Andrew J. Byers

By Andrew J. Byers

For the writer of the fourth Gospel, there's neither a Christless church nor a churchless Christ. even though John's Gospel has been generally understood as ambivalent towards the belief of 'church', Andrew Byers argues that ecclesiology is as crucial a Johannine quandary as Christology. instead of targeting the neighborhood in the back of the textual content, John's Gospel directs awareness to the imaginative and prescient of neighborhood prescribed in the textual content, that is offered as a 'narrative ecclesiology' during which the concept that of 'church' progressively unfolds through the Gospel's series. The topic of oneness capabilities inside this script and attracts at the theological language of the Shema, a centerpiece of early Jewish theology and social id. To be 'one' with this 'one God' and his 'one Shepherd' includes the believers' company participation in the divine kin. Such participation calls for an ontological transformation that warrants an ecclesial id expressed by way of the daring statement present in Jesus' quotation of Psalm eighty two: 'you are gods'.

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