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Race in John's Gospel

Toward an Ethnos-Conscious Approach

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Directly or indirectly, race makes many appearances in the Fourth Gospel. What is the meaning of all this attention to ethnic labels? Race in John's Gospel investigates how John reflects the racialized ideas current in its milieu, challenging some and adapting others. Ultimately, John dismisses race as valid grounds for prejudice or discrimination, devaluing the very criteria on which race is based. The cumulative effect of this rhetoric is to undermine the category itself, exposing earthly race as irrelevant and illusory. However, John's anthropology is layered, and looks beyond this unimportant earthly level. Above it, John constructs a heavenly level of racial identity, based on one's descent from either God or the devil.

Product code: 9781978706187

ISBN 9781978706187
Dimensions H229xW162xS27
No. of pages 280
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Race in John's Gospel: Toward an Ethnos-Conscious Approach offers a reading of the gospel that centers race and ethnicity. Aspects of racialized thinking permeate many of John's stories and dialogs, which adopt, adapt, and finally challenge various aspects of the racial attitudes of its day.