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By George L. Parsenios

George L. Parsenios explores the criminal personality of the Gospel of John within the gentle of classical literature, specially Greek drama. Johannine interpreters have explored with expanding curiosity either the felony caliber and the dramatic caliber of the Fourth Gospel, yet frequently don't attach those methods of studying John. a few interpreters even imagine that the single method excludes the opposite, and that John is both felony or dramatic, yet no longer either. felony rhetoric and tragic drama, even if, have been joined all through antiquity in a posh development of mutual impression. to attach John to drama, consequently, is to attach John to criminal rhetoric, and doing so is helping to work out much more basically the pervasiveness of the felony motif within the Gospel of John. Tracing the criminal personality of 'seeking' in Sophocles' Oedipus Rex , for instance, sheds new mild at the felony personality of 'seeking' within the Fourth Gospel, specially within the enigmatic remark of Jesus at John 8:50. New insights also are provided in regards to the evidentiary personality of the indicators of Jesus, according to comparability with Aristotle's reviews approximately symptoms and rhetorical facts in either the Poetics and Rhetoric , in addition to via comparability with performs via Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides. to name the indicators of Jesus proof, even though, doesn't eliminate them from the dialectical pressure inherent in Johannine theology. If the symptoms are proof, they're facts in an international during which the foundation of forming judgments has been problematized by way of the looks of the notice within the flesh.

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