The Community of the Beloved Disciple

Eventually the struggle spread even to its own ranks. It was, in short, a community not unlike the Church of today. This book offers a different view of the traditional Johannine eagle.

Author: Raymond Edward Brown

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809121748

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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"This study in Johannine ecclesiology reconstructs the history of one Christian community in the first century -- a community whose life from its inception to its last hour is reflected in the Gospel and Epistles of John. It was a community that struggled with the world, with the Jews, and with other Christians. Eventually the struggle spread even to its own ranks. It was, in short, a community not unlike the Church of today. This book offers a different view of the traditional Johannine eagle. In the Gospel the eagle soars above the earth, but with talons bared for the fray. In the Epistles we discover the eaglets tearing at each other for possession of the nest" -- Back cover.

The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple

This work offers insights on various Johannine topics and merits center stage in any new discussions of history in John's Gospel.

Author: Richard Bauckham

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 080103485X

Category: Religion

Page: 313

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A leading New Testament scholar explores key issues in the Gospel of John.

Peter and the Beloved Disciple

Peter and the Beloved Disciple have complementary roles to play in relation to Jesus and his unfolding 'hour'.

Author: Kevin Quast

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567485382

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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The common supposition that the Fourth Gospel presents a rivalry between Peter and the Beloved Disciple, in which Peter is subordinated to the hero of the Johannine Community, is here subjected to fresh scrutiny. After establishing working hypotheses regarding the Johannine Community and the function of representative figures in the Fourth Gospel, the author first examines the function of Peter independently of the Beloved Disciple. Here, he is the exemplary leader of 'the Twelve'. In those passages where the two characters are juxtaposed, it is evident that the Beloved Disciple is not inordinately exalted above Peter, who in fact enjoys a comparable status. Peter and the Beloved Disciple have complementary roles to play in relation to Jesus and his unfolding 'hour'. John 20 shows the Beloved Disciple as the example of a true believing disciple of Jesus, while concerned to give appropriate respect and support to the 'Apostolic' stream of traditions associated with Peter. The Gospel appendix, ch. 21, is concerned to hold together both sorts of traditions and allegiances. Finally, the author shows how the Gospel as a whole works coherently to encourage a wider view of Christian 'intercommunity' unity after the death of the Beloved Disciple.

According to John

"The Gospel of John intrigues, fascinates...and confuses many.

Author: John F. O'Grady

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809138524

Category: Religion

Page: 174

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"The Gospel of John intrigues, fascinates...and confuses many. It is filled with compelling personalities who move on and off the stage. Each contributes to an overview of the meaning of Jesus and his life, death and resurrection." "The community behind this gospel - in particular the Beloved Disciple - has remained in shadows for centuries. New insights into how this community actually expressed their faith opens the gospel to further analysis and deeper appreciation of the life and spirituality of the early church at the end of the first century."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Beloved Disciple

Evidence from Mark's Gospel indicates that Jesus' brother Jacob (called James in the English New Testament) was a boy at the time of Jesus' crucifixion.

Author: Katherine C. Linforth

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781925086577

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Who is the mysteriously-unnamed Beloved Disciple of Jesus, in the Gospel according to John? Evidence from Mark's Gospel indicates that Jesus' brother Jacob (called "James" in the English New Testament) was a boy at the time of Jesus' crucifixion. Following this premise, an examination of the Greek text of John's Gospel reveals that this young brother Jacob is the Beloved Disciple - "the disciple whom Jesus loved." Further, it is (the future adult) Jacob of whom Jesus speaks at the Supper, as the Paraclete/Spirit of Truth who will, in the following years, guide the disciples and remind them of Jesus' words to them. It is Jacob's own death by stoning, in 62 C.E., which lies behind the deeply-moving story of the illness, death, and raising to life of "Lazarus." Implicit in John's Gospel is a post-resurrection community, centred around, and led by, Mary Magdalene. Jacob's own letters (1 and 2 John) to Mary Magdalene and her community reveal the tensions which arose in that community. John, the evangelist, set out to record not only his understanding of the meaning of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, but also the significance of Jesus' brother Jacob and Mary Magdalene for the fledgling church in the years between c30 and 62 C.E. "I think that if anyone wants to write on the topic [the Beloved Disciple] then they have to take this book into account and give reasons for either agreeing or disagreeing with it." Robert Crotty - Emeritus Professor of Religion and Education, University of South Australia Katherine C. Linforth, MTS, is a graduate of the MCD University of Divinity, Melbourne. Her current interest is the early church and the men and women who formed and influenced it, in the years between c.30 and 70 C.E.

The Gospel of the Beloved Disciple

A new reading of the Gospel of John that contends that Lazarus is the Beloved Disciple in chapters 1-20 and John, the son of Zebedee, functions in that role in chapter 21.

Author: Herman C. Waetjen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567027818

Category: Religion

Page: 468

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A new reading of the Gospel of John that contends that Lazarus is the Beloved Disciple in chapters 1-20 and John, the son of Zebedee, functions in that role in chapter 21.

St John the Essene

The contemporary Essene School has decided to pass on some elements of the true story of Saint John, the beloved disciple of Christ.

Author: Olivier Manitara

Publisher: Essenia Books

ISBN: 0981026044

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The contemporary Essene School has decided to pass on some elements of the true story of Saint John, the beloved disciple of Christ. Thanks to the revelations of Olivier Manitara, one discovers why Saint John, Mary Magdalene, and Jesus, who were childhood friends, have made a mark in history, and how they have engendered a secret affiliation, uninterrupted to the present day. After the passing of Jesus, the external Church was entrusted to Saint Peter. As for Saint John, he became the carrier of Christ’s secret doctrine. He founded a school of Mysteries at Ephesus with the help of Mary, the high Essene initiate.

Text Context and the Johannine Community

It concludes that register analysis of these texts does not support the idea of a close-knit sectarian group.

Author: David A. Lamb

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567129667

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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Text, Context and the Johannine Community adopts a new approach to the social context of the Johannine writings by drawing on modern sociolinguistic theory. Sociolinguistics emphasizes language as a social phenomenon, which can be analysed with reference not only to its broad context of culture, but also, through the use of register analysis, to its narrower context of situation. The Johannine writings have increasingly been seen as the product of a distinct Johannine Community, depicted by some scholars as a sectarian group, opposed both to wider Jewish society and to other Christian groups. This model has largely been constructed on historical-critical grounds, yet given our lack of reliable external information about the origin of the Johannine writings, a more fruitful approach may be to examine their lexico-grammatical and discourse features to determine what these imply about interpersonal relationships. This study compares selected 'narrative asides' from the Gospel of John with a passage section from 1 John and with the two shorter Johannine Epistles. It concludes that register analysis of these texts does not support the idea of a close-knit sectarian group.

Befriending The Beloved Disciple

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Author: Adele Reinhartz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780826414465

Category: Religion

Page: 206

View: 364

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The Vision of the Beloved Disciple

In this book , after exploring the identity of the Beloved Disciple , I seek to capture
six facets of his vision : his own ... of the “ disciple whom Jesus loved ” and in so
doing can become , in our day and time , the Community of the Beloved Disciple
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Author: George T. Montague

Publisher: Saint Pauls/Alba House

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 86

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Father Montague revisits many of the most familiar passages from the Gospel of John and with rare and surprising insights helps us to see in depth much of what is hidden under the surface of these popular texts.

The Churches the Apostles Left Behind

This book is a study of seven very different churches in the New Testament period after the death of the apostles.

Author: Raymond Edward Brown

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809126118

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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This book is a study of seven very different churches in the New Testament period after the death of the apostles.

Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament

Der Weg der Kirche nach den Johanneischen Schriften , Salzburg 1982 ( = The
Community of the Beloved Disciple ) . - : The Community of the Beloved Disciple ,
London 1979 . BROWNLEE , W. H .: Whence the Gospel According to John ?, in
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Judas Beloved Disciple

He makes us read the texts in a fresh and very challenging way _ not simply induging in easy iconoclasm but obliging us to ask questions we never thought of so as to come closer to the historic heart of the faith.

Author: Bill Brison

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475996691

Category: Religion

Page:

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“Bill Brison’s book on Judas brings to bear on this deepest enigma of the New Testament story both a sharp academic skill and a bold imagination. He makes us read the texts in a fresh and very challenging way – not simply induging in easy iconoclasm but obliging us to ask questions we never thought of so as to come closer to the historic heart of the faith. It deserves to be widely read and pondered, and I hope it will have the attentive readership it merits”. Rowan Williams while Archbishop of Canterbury “While not necessarily agreeing with the conclusions of your study, they deserve publication and should stimulate the thinking of any who are interested in the authorship the Gospel of St. John”. Stuart Blanch while Archbishop of York “I am deeply touched by your beautiful thought about Our Lord’s forgiveness of Judas and about the community’s forgiveness of him” Rev. Canon Charles Moule, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University “You will run into great opposition from the left, especially the liberal flank of New Testament scholars. The conservatives will welcome your careful handling of the text” The Rev. Dr. Brevard Childs, Professor of Old Testament at Yale University “I am surprised at the venom with which publishers responded to the manuscript. Judas seems to strike a raw nerve in the corporate consciousness” Dr. Matthew Melko, Professor of Peace Studies “Brilliant” Editor, Religious Studies

Mature Christianity in the 21st Century

This is not to say that the " Beloved Disciple ” is purely fictional or only an ideal
figure . The community was certainly not fictional to its members ; it was real to its
people . It is to say that analysis of the " Beloved Disciple " passages indicates ...

Author: Norman A. Beck

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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"Mature Christianity is the most careful study of anti-Jewish polemic of the New Testament that I have read".--Krister Stendahl.

Mature Christianity

See Brown , The Community of the Beloved Disciple , pp . 23 , 93–144 . 19. Even
though “ God ” is much better attested , " Son " should be read here . After all , a
reading has to make sense , and “ Son " is congruent with Johannine usage in ...

Author: Norman A. Beck

Publisher: Associated University Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 327

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Argues that Christians are permitted to repudiate anti-Jewish polemical elements in their tradition which have contributed to the development of antisemitism. Analyzes anti-Jewish texts in the books of the new Testament and proposes that many of them be seen as later interpolations, influenced by the rivalry between Judaism and Christianity. Beck proposes to reject these texts as inauthentic or to minimize their importance by placing them in footnotes, and to alter the translation of the phrase "the Jews."

Neotestamentica

The Johannine community looked to the Beloved Disciple as their eyewitness ,
their link with Jesus . Inevitably , the community would have identified with the
Beloved Disciple in this scene . Their new status began at the cross . The new
status ...

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Vols for 1967-1968, 1971-1983 constitute Proceedings of the meeting of Die Nuwe-Testamentiese Werkgemeenskap van Suid-Afrika.

Mission and Ministry

In John's gospel these two guarantees – the beloved disciple's witness and the
Paraclete's presence - are considered sufficient to assure the integrity of the
community's faith ( see Jn 19:35 ; 21:24 ) . But by the time the Johannine letters
were ...

Author: Nathan Mitchell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780894532924

Category: Clergy

Page: 317

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Proceedings

We do know that this Beloved Disciple is very special to Jesus and to the
evangelist . ... It would mean that the arithor of John 21 : 20 - 23 was deceived or
deceptive , for be reports distress in the community over the Beloved Disciple ' s
death .

Author: Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society

Publisher:

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Category: Bible

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Christ and His Benefits

Doubleday , 1982 ) , 14–19 ; idem , The Community of the Beloved Disciple , 94.
The question is left undecided ( and considered not capable of a certain answer )
by Rudolf Bultmann , The Johannine Epistles , Hermeneia ( Philadelphia ...

Author: Arland J. Hultgren

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 285

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Peter in the Gospel of John

In this narrative-critical study Bradford B. Blaine Jr. argues, against conventional scholarship, that John's Gospel presents Peter and the Beloved Disciple not as competitors but as colleagues who together serve as composite halves of the ...

Author: Brad Blaine

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589832728

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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