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Author Buch-Hansen, Gitte.

Title "It is the Spirit that gives life" : a Stoic understanding of pneuma in John's Gospel / Gitte Buch-Hansen
Published Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 502 pages)
Series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und Kunde der älteren Kirche ; Bd. 173
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche ; Beiheft 173
Contents Frontmatter; Table of Contents; Chapter 1. History of Research. Cosmos in the Fourth Gospel; Chapter 2. Cosmology in Stoicism. The Discourse of Physics; Chapter 3. Philo's Divine Generation. The Safer Way to Truth; Chapter 4. The First Pneumatic Event. The Descent of the Spirit as Jesus' Divine Generation; Chapter 5. John's Call from the Wilderness for a Better Guidance of the Way to the Lord; Chapter 6. Regeneration as Hermeneutical Competence. The Johannine Signs and the Meta-Story of Pneumatic Transformations
Chapter 7. The Penultimate Pneumatic Event. "It Is the Spirit That Gives Life" (6:63). Jesus' Ascent and Translation into the FatherChapter 8. The Ultimate Pneumatic event. Worshippers in Spirit and Truth. The Quest for the Father The Quest of the Father; Backmatter
Summary Since Origen and Chrysostom, Johns Gospel has been valued as the most spiritual among the New Testament writings. Although Origen recognizes the Stoic character of Johns statement that "God is pneuma" (4:24), an examination of the gospel in light of Stoic physics has not yet been carried out. Instead the Johannine spirit has been absorbed into the Word and lost its distinct character as physical mediator between the divine and humane spheres. Combining her insight into Stoic physics and ancient physiology, the author situates her thesis in the major discussions of modern Johannine
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Philo, of Alexandria.
Bible. John -- Theology.
Holy Spirit -- Biblical teaching.
Spirit -- Biblical teaching.
Spirit -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010002347
ISBN 3110225972 (Cloth)
3110225980 (electronic bk.)
9783110225976 (Cloth)
9783110225983 (electronic bk.)