The Characterization of God in the Fourth Gospel

@article{Tolmie1998TheCO,
  title={The Characterization of God in the Fourth Gospel},
  author={D. F. Tolmie},
  journal={Journal for the Study of the New Testament},
  year={1998},
  volume={20},
  pages={57 - 75}
}
  • D. F. Tolmie
  • Published 1998
  • Philosophy
  • Journal for the Study of the New Testament
Characterization is one of the aspects within a narrative text that may be used by the implied author as part of an overall textual strategy. In the Fourth Gospel, this strat egy is aimed at guiding the implied reader deeper into faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, thereby sharing eternal life. If the characterization of God in the Fourth Gospel is analysed from the perspective of the implied reader, the following pattern can be indicated: In the prologue, God is characterized primarily in… Expand
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