My flesh is meat indeed : a nonsacramental reading of John 6:51-58 / Meredith J.C. Warren.
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|Subject:||Bible. John, VI > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Jesus Christ > Divinity.
Lord's Supper > Biblical teaching.
- ISBN: 9781451496697
- ISBN: 1451496699
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (309 pages)
- Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 
- Copyright: ©2015
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| My Flesh Is Meat Indeed; My Flesh Is Meat Indeed; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; "The Word Was Made Flesh" (John 1:14); "Second Only To Artemis" (Leucippe and Clitophon 7.15); "Her Viscera Leapt Out" (Leucippe and Clitophon 3.15); "My Flesh is Meat Indeed" (John 6:55, KJV); Conclusion: "Equal to God" (John 5:18; Iliad 20.447); Bibliography; Index of Subjects; Index of Names.
|Summary:|| In My Flesh Is Meat Indeed, Meredith J.C. Warren shows that the "bread of life" discourse in John 6:51c-58 bears no Eucharistic overtones. Instead, John plays on Mediterranean cultural expectations about the nature of heroic sacrifice and the sacrificial meal that established the identification of a hero with a deity. Warren traces a literary trope in which a hero or heroine's antagonistic relationship with a deity is resolved through the hero's sacrifice. Against this milieu, Jesus' insistence that his flesh be eaten demonstrates the Christology of the Gospel.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.