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Commemorative identities [electronic resource] : Jewish social memory and the Johannine Feast of Booths / Mary B. Spaulding.

By: Spaulding, Mary B.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Library of New Testament studies: 396.; Library of New Testament studiesEuropean studies on Christian origins: ; T & T Clark library of biblical studies: Publisher: London ; New York, NY : T & T Clark, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 198 p.).ISBN: 9780567394453 (electronic bk.); 056739445X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. John -- Social scientific criticism | Sukkot -- Christian observance -- History | Fasts and feasts in the Bible | Religion | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- New Testament | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Jesus, the Gospels & Acts | Kollektives Ged�achtnis | Identit�at | Laubh�uttenfest | Judentum | JudenGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Commemorative identities.DDC classification: 226.5 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : a conundrum in Johannine studies -- Chapter 1. Methodology -- Chapter 2. Literature review -- Chapter 3. Jewish festivals in antiquity : identifying continuity, conflict, and change -- Chapter 4. Prelude to the Johannine Feast of Booths : structures of memory and identity -- Chapter 5. The Johannine Feast of Booths : identification through commemoration -- Chapter 6. Conclusion : commemorative continuity with the past.
Summary: Commemorative Identities represents a significantly new approach to the issue of replacement/abrogation vs. continuation of Jewish thought patterns and practices among Jewish Christ-followers as they are addressed by the Johannine author. Previous studies have been unable to elucidate a comprehensible argument to support continuation of commemoration in the face of explicit Temple replacement terminology in the Gospel. This study provides that argument based upon known sociological observations and models, and direct comparative analysis with Jewish practices pre- and post-70. Mary Spaulding's study will further invigorate scholarly debate concerning identity issues in the Fourth Gospel, a topic of significant interest among Johannine scholars today. More generally, the origins of Christianity as portrayed in the Gospel of John are understood as a gradual unfolding of and differentiation among various Jewish groups post-Second Temple rather than as an abrupt break from an established, normative Judaism.
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Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Manchester, 2007.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-189) and indexes.

Introduction : a conundrum in Johannine studies -- Chapter 1. Methodology -- Chapter 2. Literature review -- Chapter 3. Jewish festivals in antiquity : identifying continuity, conflict, and change -- Chapter 4. Prelude to the Johannine Feast of Booths : structures of memory and identity -- Chapter 5. The Johannine Feast of Booths : identification through commemoration -- Chapter 6. Conclusion : commemorative continuity with the past.

Commemorative Identities represents a significantly new approach to the issue of replacement/abrogation vs. continuation of Jewish thought patterns and practices among Jewish Christ-followers as they are addressed by the Johannine author. Previous studies have been unable to elucidate a comprehensible argument to support continuation of commemoration in the face of explicit Temple replacement terminology in the Gospel. This study provides that argument based upon known sociological observations and models, and direct comparative analysis with Jewish practices pre- and post-70. Mary Spaulding's study will further invigorate scholarly debate concerning identity issues in the Fourth Gospel, a topic of significant interest among Johannine scholars today. More generally, the origins of Christianity as portrayed in the Gospel of John are understood as a gradual unfolding of and differentiation among various Jewish groups post-Second Temple rather than as an abrupt break from an established, normative Judaism.

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