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Departure and consolation [electronic resource] : the Johannine farewell discourses in light of Greco-Roman literature / by George L. Parsenios.

Author/Creator:
Parsenios, George L.
Publication:
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (189 pages)
Series:
Supplements to Novum Testamentum ; v. 117.
Supplements to Novum Testamentum, 0167-9732 ; v. 117
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Subjects:
Farewells in the Bible.
Greek literature, Hellenistic -- History and criticism.
Farewells in literature.
Bible. N.T. John XIII-XVII -- Language, style.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
In contrast to the common opinion that the Johannine Farewell Discourses represent solely the Jewish genre of the Testament, George Parsenios argues that features of the discourses are misread or missed completely apart from Greco-Roman literature. Evidence from classical drama, for instance, assists in reading Jesus' return to the Father as a dramatic exit and, further, accounts for the puzzling delay of Jesus at 14:31 without recourse to redaction theories. Consolation literature and the literary symposium emphasize Jesus' continuing and consoling presence, with particular attention to the Paraclete's role as doppelgänger. The thread that binds the various chapters into a coherent whole, therefore, is the utility of classical literature in clarifying Jesus' consoling presence even after his departure to the Father.
Contents:
Preliminary Material / George L. Parsenios
The One and the Many / George L. Parsenios
“Arise, Let us Go Forth!” / George L. Parsenios
The Thematics of Tokenness / George L. Parsenios
And the Flesh Became Words / George L. Parsenios
Summary and Conclusion / George L. Parsenios
Bibliography / George L. Parsenios
Index of Modern Authors / George L. Parsenios
Index of Ancient Sources / George L. Parsenios.
Notes:
Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Yale University, 2002.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [155]-164) and indexes.
ISBN:
1-280-86765-5
9786610867653
1-4294-5275-7
90-474-0701-6
1-4337-0504-4
OCLC:
476023828
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789047407010 DOI