The Gospel of John in Cultural and Rhetorical Perspective

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-10
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Given All That Has Been Written about the Gospel of John over the past twenty centuries, can anything more possibly be said about it? Yes, says Jerome Neyrey-by reading this "maverick Gospel" in terms of ancient rhetoric and by viewing it in terms of cultural anthropology.

Author Biography

Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J., is professor emeritus of New Testament at the University of Notre Dame. His other books include Give God the Glory: Ancient Prayer and Worship in Cultural Perspective (Eerdmans) and the New Cambridge Bible Commentary volume on the Gospel of John.

Table of Contents

Preface: The Gospel of John in Cultural and Rhetorical Perspectivep. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. xiv
Abbreviationsp. xvi
The Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel: Major Perspectives
Encomium vs. Vituperation: Contrasting Portraits of Jesus in the Fourth Gospelp. 3
Role and Status in the Fourth Gospel: Cutting through Confusionp. 29
Spaces and Places, Whence and Whither, Homes and Rooms: "Territoriality" in the Fourth Gospelp. 58
Narrative Episodes in Focus
"Are You Greater than Our Father Jacob?": Jesus and Jacob in John 1:51 and 4:4-26p. 87
"He Must Increase, I Must Decrease" (John 3:30): A Cultural and Social Interpretationp. 123
What's Wrong with This Picture?: John 4, Cultural Stereotypes of Women, and Public and Private Spacep. 143
"Equal to God" (John 5:18): Jesus and God's Two Powers in the Fourth Gospelp. 172
The Trials (Forensic) and Tribulations (Honor Challenges) of Jesus: John 7 in Social Science Perspectivep. 191
Jesus the Judge: Forensic Process in John 8:21-59p. 227
Secrecy, Deception, and Revelation: Information Control in the Fourth Gospelp. 252
The "Noble" Shepherd in John 10: Cultural and Rhetorical Backgroundp. 282
"I Said: You Are Gods": Psalm 82:6 and John 10p. 313
"In Conclusion...": John 12 as a Rhetorical "Peroratio"p. 332
The Footwashing in John 13:6-11: Transformation Ritual or Ceremony?p. 356
Worship in the Fourth Gospel: A Cultural Interpretation of John 14-17p. 377
"Despising the Shame of the Cross": Honor and Shame in the Johannine Passion Narrativep. 412
Jesus vis--vis God: Agent or Equal?
"My Lord and My God": The Heavenly Character of Jesus in John's Gospelp. 441
"I Am the Door" (John 10:7, 9): Jesus the Broker in the Fourth Gospelp. 454
Index of Topicsp. 477
Index of Passages in John's Gospelp. 483
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