The relation of Christology to ethics in the first Epistle of John by Garrett C. Kenney

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  • Jesus Christ -- Person and offices. -- Biblical teaching,
  • Bible. -- N.T. -- Epistle of John, 1st -- Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • Bible. -- N.T. -- Epistle of John, 1st -- Commentaries,
  • Ethics in the Bible

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [52]-54).

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StatementGarrett C. Kenney.
LC ClassificationsBT202 .K363 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 54 p. :
Number of Pages54
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Open LibraryOL18314267M
ISBN 100761818677
LC Control Number00046671

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The Epistle is best understood as a corrective to the docetic tendencies, both Christological and ethical, of the Gospel of John. It seems to have been written by someone other than the author of the Gospel, yet faithful to his formulations of truth.

The Epistle teaches that Christology determines : Hardcover. The First Epistle of John has long been noted for its consistent interchange of Christology and ethics. Kenney's study of this phenomenon is illuminated by an analysis of the historical situation and by a detailed exegesis of the text.

The Relation of Christology to Ethics in the First Epistle of John. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, -- two REVIEWS in RBL 1/ Concentrates on Rev as a summary of the moral theology of the Kenney, Garrett C. The Relation of Christology to Ethics in the First Epistle of John.

THE GOSPEL OF JOHN. THE FIRST LETTER OF JOHN Early Christian tradition identified this work as a letter of John the apostle. Because of its resemblance to the fourth gospel in style, vocabulary, and ideas, it is generally agreed that both works are the product of the same school of Johannine Christianity.

The terminology and the presence or absence of certain theological ideas in 1 John suggest that it was. The Structure of 1 John: John does not structure his letter in a logical, closely reasoned style, as Paul often does.

John is more intuitive, speaking as a bold witness. Many commentators say that it is impossible adequately to outline John’s argument. Others argue that it follows a spiral form, repeating themes for emphasis. The First Epistle of John, often referred to as First John and written 1 John or I John, is the first of the Johannine epistles of the New Testament, and the fourth of the catholic is no scholarly consensus as to the authorship of the Johannine author of the First Epistle is termed John the Evangelist, who most scholars believe is not the same as John the Apostle.

“Whoever does not love abides in death,” writes John in his first epistle (1Jn ). This statement presents us with a paradox.

Death, so we suppose, is precisely that in which one cannot. In connection with John's gospel all of this points to the Apostle John as author of the epistle (compare with notes on John's Gospel). The wide recognition in the early church does also confirm the above.

The first to cite from John's First Epistle is Polycarp of Smyrna (around 70 to AC) who himself knew John personally. The Book of John is all about Jesus explaining His own nature and purpose in the world. One of John's major purposes and themes was to correctly portray Jesus as the divine Word (or Logos) -- the pre-existent Son who is One with God (John ) and yet took on flesh in order to "tabernacle" Himself among us ().

Clement of Rome First Epistle to the Corinthians (16) Against Heresies Book 3 (15) trinity (13) leadership (12) Against Heresies Book 1 (11) spiritual warfare (11) Gnosticism (10) apostolic tradition (10) Against Heresies Book 2 (9) Judaism (9) Polycarp (9) ethics and the relationship between faith and works (8) Martyrdom and Persecution (7.

A Study of the Epistles of John Gene Taylor 6 First John: Chapter 2 Summary Vv. The stated purpose for writing this epistle: to keep the recipients of it from sinning. In case a Christian does sin, though, he has Jesus Christ as his advocate before the Father.

Jesus is. 25 Based on these texts H.-J. Klauck has argued that the secessionist opponents were much better off financially than the remnant who stayed behind in the author’s community, possibly providing the church’s meeting places and hospitality for itinerant missionaries (“Internal Opponents: The Treatment of the Secessionists in the First Epistle of John,” Concilium []: ).

Third John would have been written first, 2 John next, and 1 John considerably later. In this scheme of writing the gospel has been put between 2 John and 1 John. It also has been conjectured that 1 John was written as a postscript to the gospel, the gospel having been written to explain how men might have eternal life (John ), and the.

The whole of I Peter is “theology.” Whether the word “theology” should be used to refer specifically to the doctrine of God or to the entire discipline of Christian belief has been an often-debated subject in the history of Christian thought.

[1] For a more extended discussion see Gerhard Ebeling, “Existence between God and God,” in Journal for Theology and the Church, ed. Robert W. In his first epistle to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul tells his readers that “Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed” (1 Cor.

We find the background to this saying in the book of Exodus. In Exo God gives Moses the instructions for the Passover ceremony that will distinguish Israel from Egypt.

Letter of Paul to the Romans, sixth book of the New Testament and the longest and doctrinally most significant of Saint Paul the Apostle’s writings.

It was probably composed at Corinth in about 57 and was addressed to the Christian church at Rome, whose congregation Paul hoped to visit for the first time.

XXXVIII. The Three Witnesses and their Agreement—1 JOHN and 8. XXXIX. The Witness or Testimony of God to and in Believers:—1 JOHNXL. The Substance of the Testimony—Eternal Life God's Gift in his Son:—1 JOHNXLI. Eternal Life connected with Confidence in Prayer: —1 JOHN – XLII.

Outline of the Book of 1 John. God is light, and love is the supreme commandment - 1 John Confess the Son and listen to the apostles - 1 John God's love and faith in his Son assure us - 1 John Faith creates confidence and understanding - 1 John Biblical literature - Biblical literature - The Pauline Letters: In the New Testament canon of 27 books, 21 are called “letters,” and even the Revelation to John starts and ends in letter form.

Of 13 belong to the Pauline corpus; the Letter to the Hebrews is included in the Pauline corpus in the East but not, however, in the West. (b) Relation to Believers LITERATURE The materials for the following sketch of the Johannine theology are necessarily drawn from the Fourth Gospel and the Epistles, chiefly the First Epistle, of John.

The question of authorship is not here considered (see articles on the GOSPEL and on the JOHN. John the Apostle was the son of Zebedee and the younger brother of James, son of Zebedee (James the Greater).

According to Church tradition, their mother was Salome. Also according to Church tradition, Salome was the sister of Mary, Jesus' mother, so Salome was Jesus' aunt, and her sons John the Apostle and James were Jesus' cousins.

He was first a disciple of John the Baptist. The Incarnation in the First Epistle 5. Practical Implications of the Incarnation IV. THE HOLY SPIRIT 1. The Work of the Spirit-in the Fourth Gospel Perpetuates, but also Intensifies the Consciousness of Christ 2.

In the First Epistle (1) A Divine Teacher (2) Other Aspects 3. The Person of the Spirit His Deity Implied V. DOCTRINE OF SIN AND. THE EPISTLES OF JOHN. The First Epistle of John can hardly be distinguished from a doctrinal and practical treatise.

There is no address to it. There are no salutations at the end of it. No author's name is connected with it. One might almost think it was intended as a general exposition of Christian truth; and yet you find, here and there through the work, expressions like this, " I write.

The letter is difficult to date with precision, but factors such as (1) evidence from early Christian writers (Irenaeus and Clement of Alexandria), (2) the early form of Gnosticism reflected in the denunciations of the letter and (3) indications of the advanced age of John suggest the end of the first century.

Since the author of 1 John seems. Some of F.F. Bruce’s writings appear in various places. For instance, the contents of The Epistle to the Ephesians: A Verse-by-Verse Exposition appeared first in The Believer’s Magazine.

And the early chapters of The Gospel of John first appeared in The Bible Student published in India. A number of his books have been published under. From the early days of Christianity to the present, various courses have been followed with regard to the relations of Christian ethics to moral philosophies stemming from other sources.

One has been the process of incorporation and amalgamation. In practice, this has often meant the accommodation of Christian principles to what was incorporated. ‘The debate over Jesus and the origin of views about his divinity in Christology is a maze for most, woven over a few centuries of careful discussion.

Loke’s The Origin of Divine Christology surveys and assesses that debate with skill, bringing it up to date and providing guidance for. The First Epistle of John alone, although one of the shortest books of the Bible, mentions the word “love” more than any other book in the canon, with the exception of Psalms.

In these short letters, the apostle urges us to guard and to nurture the. One of the world's most respected Christian theologians, Anthony Thiselton here provides in- depth discussion of the language of 1 Corinthians, presents his own careful translation of the Greek, traces the main issues of interpretation from the church fathers to the present, and highlights topics of theological, ethical, and sociohistorical.

From Ethics as a Religion by David S. Muzzey. One of the questions inevitably asked of a member of an Ethical Society is, Do you believe in God. At first sight this seems like a simple question which can be answered by Yes or No.

But in reality it is a very complex question. Also, the author demonstrates how rhetorical techniques assist Paul to express his thought that the central idea of Christianity—the divine nature and saving work of Christ — has unavoidable ethical implications.

In the first chapter of his letter Paul cites Christological hymn; he uses Christological theme during the whole epistle; the.

(1) It defines Christ’s death more explicitly by relation to sin, ; f.; ; Criticism of Westcott’s interpretation of ‘the blood of Christ,’.(2) Conception of Christ as ἱλασμός — the correlatives of ἱλασμός are sacrifice, intercession, and law, (3) Propitiation and the love of God definable only through each other, Place of the Sacraments in the Gospel.

Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, ———. Teachings of the New Testament. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, Benson, Ezra Taft.

A Witness and a Warning. Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, Best, Ernest. One Body in Christ: A Study in the Relationship of the Church to Christ in the Epistle of the Apostle Paul. London: SPCK, Black. The translation of the Epistle, though prefixed to the Expository Discourses, was written after them, and indeed contains a condensed statement of the result of the Author's investigations.

This accounts for the fact that, in an instance or two, the sense given in the translation slightly differs from that commented on in the Exposition. The First Epistle to the Corinthians - Ebook written by Anthony C. Thiselton. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices.

Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read The First Epistle to the Corinthians. This landmark commentary, originally published inhas been lauded as the best study available of Paul's theologically rich first letter to the Corinthians.

Writing primarily for pastors, teachers, and students, Gordon Fee offers a readable exposition of 1 Corinthians that clearly describes the meaning of Paul's ideas and their larger. John Polkinghorne. Rev Dr. John Polkinghorne is a distinguished physicist who has spent recent decades studying and writing about the relationship between science and faith.

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1 John Discerning Christianity; 1 John Christian Love: Its Source and Sign; JOHN JAMES LIAS () Cyril Barber - One of the finest exegetical and expository works for preachers. Provides an excellent basis for a series of.

The epistles of St. Ignatius are presented here in their entirety, with the historic insight imparted in an excellent translation to English.

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Brown, Smalley and Burge all follow this kind of structure for the epistle. Indeed, the epistle may reflect the same pattern as the Gospel of John (Burge, p. 44; derived from Brown). The Gospel of John The First Letter of John.This one-volume history of Christian ethics is the only comprehensive resource currently available to survey major thinkers, movements, and issues from the early church to the present.

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