Forging a New Identity: Johannine Rhetoric and the Audience of the Fourth Gospel

@inproceedings{Reinhartz2013ForgingAN,
  title={Forging a New Identity: Johannine Rhetoric and the Audience of the Fourth Gospel},
  author={Adele Reinhartz},
  year={2013}
}
This chapter proposes an alternative to the construction of the audience, situation, and rhetorical purpose of the Gospel. The hypothesis is as follows: the audience, the "you" to which the Gospel is addressed, is not a Jewish group of Christ-confessors but a community, whether large or small, that included Samaritan and Gentile participants alongside Jewish believers in Christ who themselves had made the move from their groups of origin to this new community. The chapter is quite different… Expand
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