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Language and theology : a case study of the metaphor of breathing in John 20:22.

@inproceedings{Mukuna2011LanguageAT,
  title={Language and theology : a case study of the metaphor of breathing in John 20:22.},
  author={Joseph N. Mukuna},
  year={2011}
}
Since the blossoming of the linguistic theories in the Johannine scholarship, interest in the figurative language of John‘s Gospel has increased. In this study on John 20:22, the statement ―Jesus breathed on them‖, that is, on his disciples, is addressed as a metaphor evoking the theme of creation. It is argued that this metaphor is essential in the understanding of the ideo-theological framework of the author of the Fourth Gospel. It plays a key function in the network of Johannine metaphors. 

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