Divine or Human Emotions? The Character of Jesus in the Gospel of John

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Publikationens författare: Kari Syreeni
Förlagsort: Göttingen
Publiceringsår: 2019
Förläggare: Vandenhoeck & ruprecht
Moderpublikationens namn: Nordic Interpretations of the New Testament: Challenging Texts and Perspectives
Seriens namn: Studia aarhusiana Neotestamentica
Nummer i serien: 5
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 283
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 306
ISBN: 9783525554562


The article analyses the characterization of Jesus in the Gospel of John, focusing on the the depiction of emotions. It is argued that the various layers of Johannine tradition and redaction attribute different sets of emotions to Jesus. The oldest tradition depicts a miracle man with heroic but at times rough human emotions. The pre-passion written layer presents an elevated divine figure who, however, lacks human compassion. The final redaction taht produced the present Gospel and its passion storyline, again has a more human Jesus - yet without compromising his divine status.

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