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The Judaean poor and the Fourth Gospel / Timothy J.M. Ling.

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Subject: Bible. John > Social scientific criticism.
Bible Histoire des γ̐ưevγ̐ưenements contemporains.
Bible. Epistles of John > Social scientific criticism.
Bible > History of contemporary events.
Bible. New Testament. Jean > Critique sociale.
Bible. New Testament. Épîtres de Jean > Critique sociale.
Bible > Histoire des événements contemporains.
Bibel Johannesevangelium
Bible. Epistles of John.
Bible. John.
West Bank > Social conditions.
West Bank > Religion.
Poverty in the Bible.
Pauvretγ̐ưe dans la Bible.
Pauvreté dans la Bible.
Cisjordanie > Conditions sociales.
Cisjordanie > Religion.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780511242229
  • ISBN: 0511242220
  • ISBN: 0511240759
  • ISBN: 9780511240751
  • ISBN: 0511241275
  • ISBN: 9780511241277
  • ISBN: 0511241771
  • ISBN: 9780511241772
  • ISBN: 9780511488047
  • ISBN: 0511488041
  • ISBN: 9780521857222
  • ISBN: 0521857228
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 245 pages)
  • Publisher: Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, 2006.

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General Note: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Kent, 2003.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-235) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Problem of incommensurability -- Social structures and religious aspirations -- "Poor" -- Transcending Johannine sectarianism -- The New Testament world -- Honour, public in nature -- Honour, Mediterranean and pivotal -- Honour, rooted in gender distinctions -- Honour, essentially agonistic -- Judaea and 'virtuoso religion' -- Religious actor -- Judaean social world -- Judaean "poor" -- Social approaches to the "poor" -- Social world of the ptōchoi -- John's social world -- Johannine sectarianism -- Johannine virtuosity.
Summary: Who were the 'poor' of the Gospel of John? Ling argues that they are best understood in the context of the ascetic, 'alternative' religious groups that flourished in first-century Judaea. In his view this Judaean focus rather than an early Christian 'sectarian' agenda accounts for the distinctiveness of John's text.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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