By Mary B. Spaulding
Commemorative Identities represents a considerably new method of the problem of replacement/abrogation vs. continuation of Jewish idea styles and practices between Jewish Christ-followers as they're addressed by way of the Johannine writer. earlier reviews were not able to explain a understandable argument to aid continuation of commemoration within the face of specific Temple substitute terminology within the Gospel. This examine presents that argument dependent upon identified sociological observations and types, and direct comparative research with Jewish practices pre- and post-70. Mary Spaulding's learn will additional invigorate scholarly debate relating identification concerns within the Fourth Gospel, a subject of vital curiosity between Johannine students at the present time. extra as a rule, the origins of Christianity as portrayed within the Gospel of John are understood as a gentle unfolding of and differentiation between quite a few Jewish teams post-Second Temple instead of as an abrupt holiday from a longtime, normative Judaism.
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266. 34 Commemorative Identities Mary Coloe takes a different stance with regard to the festivals. 60 Jesus comes to his Father’s House throughout chs 5–10 in obedience to the requirements of Torah, not in violation or disrespect. He presents himself as the fulfilment of Israel’s festal traditions, and will bring the meaning of Israel’s cult to its perfection. ‘When the Temple Mount has become rubble, and the synagogue is no longer accessible, a Christian community finds it has lost nothing. ’61 A more recent monograph by Paul Hoskins comes to a similar conclusion.
9–48. Bauckham complains that scholars have not proved the case that characteristics of the Gospels are only explicable if understood as being addressed to a particular audience. He in fact takes up Martyn’s classic argument on John 9 to prove his point, pp. 22–4. Barrett, Gospel, p. 355, is a forerunner in this regard. We wish to thank Colleen M. Conway, ‘The Production of the Johannine Community: A New Historicist Perspective’, JBL, 121, no. 3 (2002): 479–95 (489–92), for drawing our attention to several ‘alternative productions’.
D. Davies, ‘Reflections on Aspects of the Jewish Background of the Gospel of John’, in Exploring the Gospel of John: In Honor of D. Moody Smith (ed. R. Alan Culpepper and C. Clifton Black; Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1996), p. 43. 19 Bultmann, Gospel, p. 305; C. H. Dodd, The Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1953), pp. 348–9. For other examples, see Bultmann, Gospel, pp. 676–7, regarding Passover, and Dodd, Interpretation, pp. 349–51, regarding other practices during the Feast of Booths.
Commemorative Identities: Jewish Social Memory and the Johannine Feast of Booths by Mary B. Spaulding