Outline Of New Testament Christology; A Study Of Genetic Relationships Within The Christology Of…

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byJohn Cowper Granbery

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1909 Excerpt: ... XI. THE JOHANNINE CHRISTOLOGY The author of the Fourth Gospel was after Paul the most profound religious genius of our period, and in originality and spiritual insight he does not suffer even in comparison with the great apostle to the gentiles. And yet we know nothing further of him. Since the latter part of the second century he has been identified with the apostle John. Internal evidence does not tend to confirm this tradition. The book does not appear to have been written by one who had been a personal disciple of the Lord throughout his public career. To cite a single illustration, the son of Zebedee was a Galilean, but for this writer Galilee has little interest, while in Jerusalem--in his account the main scene of the Lord's ministry--he is at home. From external evidence a strong case can be made for apostolic authorship, but John the apostle has evidently been confused with John the Elder--a great personality who arises vaguely out of the darkness of the times. Irenaeus says that as a boy he used to hear the blessed Polycarp describe his intercourse with John, who published the gospel while dwelling in Ephesus.1 Now Papias distinguishes between the apostle John and the elder John, but Irenaeus seems to have misunderstood him. In this instance Eusebius detected the confusion of Irenaeus.2 The age was one liable to such mistakes. The fact that Irenaeus ascribes not only the gospel but also the apocalypse to the apostle John suggests caution in accepting his testimony. It is a question whether the apostle John ever worked in Asia Minor.s Writing to the Ephesian church Ignatius addresses them as those who have been initiated into the sacred mysteries with Paul (HavX.au o-vfiiLvo-rtu, 12:2), but mentions no such relationship with John, one of the Twelve...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1909 Excerpt: ... XI. THE JOHANNINE CHRISTOLOGY The author of the Fourth Gospel was after Paul the most profound religious genius of our period, a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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