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Woman, the Hour, and the Garden : A Study of Imagery in the Gospel of John (Paperback) (Addison Hodges
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Opens an illuminating window into John’s Gospel Was Jesus ever married? Yes, indeed, says Addison Hodges Hart, who boldly asserts that the church’s tradition has always regarded Jesus as “married” — but not in the way that recent sensationalist writers have claimed. Rather, Christ is “the Bridgroom” of “the Woman” in John’s Gospel. In this book Hart explores John’s rich, poetic imagery, particularly the metaphorical significance of “the Woman,” embodied and imaged by Mary the mother of Jesus, the Samaritan woman, and Mary Magdalene. Hart shows what this image reveals about salvation, personal holiness, and the church as a whole. Inspired by the writings of early church fathers and medieval theologians, Hart presents John’s Gospel as an incarnational, sacramental text and shows that it is primarily a revelation of salvation, deeply mystical and intended to lead its readers into a living relationship with the One who is the Bridegroom of his people.
Number of Pages: 113
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co
Author: Addison Hodges Hart
Street Date: March 29, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-8043
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