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Mimesis in the Johannine Literature : A Study in Johannine Ethics - by Cornelis Bennema (Hardcover)

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Mimesis is a fundamental and pervasive human concept, but has attracted little attention from Johannine scholarship. This is unsurprising, since Johannine ethics, of which mimesis is a part, has only recently become a fruitful area of research. Bennema contends that scholars have not yet identified the centre of Johannine ethics, admittedly due to the fact that mimesis is not immediately evident in the Johannine text because the usual terminology for mimesis is missing.

This volume is the first organized study on the concept of mimesis in the Johannine literature. The aim of the study is to establish that mimesis is a genuine Johannine concept, to explain its particulars and to show that mimesis is integral to Johannine ethics. Bennema argues that Johannine mimesis is a cognitive, creative process that shapes the believer's identity and behaviour within the context of the divine family. Besides being instrumental in people's moral transformation, mimesis is also a vital mechanism for mediating the divine reality to people

Number of Pages: 230.0
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Ethics
Series Title: Library of New Testament Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Cornelis Bennema
Language: English
Street Date: September 21, 2017
TCIN: 52197445
UPC: 9780567437204
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-2210

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