'Mysticism' in the Gospel of John
'Mysticism' in the Gospel of John  -     By: Jey J. Kanagaraj
Buy Item $201.88
In Stock
Ships free to the US
Stock No: WW58654
Bloomsbury Academic / Hardcover
Quantity:

Add To Cart


Add To Wishlist
Quantity:


Add To Cart


Wishlist

'Mysticism' in the Gospel of John

Bloomsbury Academic / Hardcover

In Stock
This product ships free to addresses in the US!
(Just select Standard or UPS Ground shipping at checkout.)
Stock No: WW58654


This product is not available for expedited shipping.
* This product is available for shipment only to the USA.

Product Description

Subtitled: An Inquiry into its Backround. Journey for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 158

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Bloomsbury Academic
ISBN: 1850758654
ISBN-13: 9781850758655

Publisher's Description

This is the first detailed study of Johannine mysticism against a Palestinian Jewish background has been previously undertaken. This book investiages whether there was a "mystical" practice in first-century Palestine and whether John can be better understood in the light of such practice, if there was any. In analysis, two strands of Jewish mysticism, the early forms of Maaseh Merkabah and of Maaseh Bereshit, emerge as existing in first-century Palestine. While the former narrates by means of Ezek. 1 the experience of seeing God in His kingly glory, the latter describes the same expereince by using Gen. 1. This book consists of three parts. Part one analyses Hellenistic mysticism as expressed by the Hermetica and Hellenistic-Jewish mysticism as presented by Philo. Part two traces the important elements of Merkabah mysticism from the later Hekhalot literature and the Jewish and Christian writings belonging to 2 cent. BCE - 1 cent. CE by defining the term "mysticism" in terms of the fourteen aspects of Jewish mysticism, an exegetical study of seven themes is undertaken in Part Three. The study shows that the conceptual parallels in John with Hellenistic mysticism and Hellenistic-Jewish mysticism are very slender, but indicates John's polemical motive against the Merkabah mystics of his time. He calls them to believe in Jesus as the Christ, the Son of God, by proclaiming that the divine glory, claimed by them to be revealed in human-like form on the throne, is now visible in the historical person, Jesus, particularly in his death on the Cross. Thus Jewish Throne-mysticism seems to have been reinterpreted by John as Cross-mysticism.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask a Question

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Back
×

Ask a Question

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.