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Keep yourselves from idols : a new look at 1 John /

Terry Griffith.

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Main Author: Griffith, Terry.
Published: London ; Sheffield Academic Press, ©2002.
Series: Journal for the study of the New Testament. Supplement series ; 233.
Topics: Religion. | RELIGION - Biblical Studies - New Testament. | RELIGION - Biblical Studies - Jesus, the Gospels & Acts. | Afgodendienst. | I Johannes (bijbelboek) | Bible. Epistle of John, 1st - Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Bible. Epistles of John - Commentaries. | Bible. Epistles of John - Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Bible. Epistles of John - Study and teaching. | Bible. New Testament. Jean - Critique, interprétation, etc. | Bible. New Testament. Épître de Jean, 1re - Critique, interprétation, etc.
Genres: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 247 pages).
Includes: Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-225) and indexes.
ISBN: 9780567394606 (electronic bk.)
0567394603 (electronic bk.)


Summary: Challenging gnositicizing interpretations of the letter, Terry Griffith explores how the polemic against idols was variously used in Jewish and Christian circles to define self-identity and the limits of community. He shows that the rhetoric of 1 John is not polemical, but pastoral, directed at confirming Johannine Christians in their fundamental confession of faith and preventing further defections of Jewish Christians back to Judaism. Griffith argues that the christological focus in 1 John concerns the identification of Jesus as the Messiah, and that the ending of the letter both contributes.
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