Rethinking the Ethics of John

"Implicit Ethics" in the Johannine Writings
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament
No. 291


Edited by Jan G. Van der Watt, et al.
December 2012
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161518300                       
395 pages
$227.50 Hardcover

Is there an "Ethics in the Gospel of John"? Both within the research on the ethics of the New Testament as well as to the Johannine writings that question was negated in the rule, or reduced to the domestic-oriented Konventikelethik a sect. 

Contributions of the present study show that the earlier research methods and concepts was conducted, which is neither the ancient ethics nor the Johannine writings justice. The action-reflection and standard discussion is not in John argumentative and executed in the form of direct imperatives, nevertheless acting, art and life are in the very center of the fourth Gospel. 
The papers in this volume take history of tradition, language and aesthetics of reception factors into account and show their diversity, how rich the "implicit ethics" of the Johannine writings. 
This study is also closely related to the ethical research at Radboud University as the Mainz research "Ethics in Antiquity and Christianity" connected. It represents a further contribution to the "contexts and standards of the early Christian ethics" represents


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