Truth, Testimony, and Transformation: A New Reading of the "I Am" Sayings of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Feb 11, 2014 - Religion - 102 pages
Investigating various contexts of the "I am" sayings in Jewish and Hellenistic traditions, including the immediate context of the Johannine community, Kim seeks to explore the themes and structure of the "I am" sayings of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel. In doing so, Kim demonstrates how the "I am" sayings of Jesus can be understood as Jesus' embodiment of God's presence--the Logos of God in the world--and how such a language can help transform the struggling community into a loving community for all through a new vision of the Logos.
 

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The Historical and Literary Context
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Transformation in the Fourth Gospel
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Context
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Yung Suk Kim is Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University in Richmond. Kim is the author of Christ's Body in Corinth (2008), A Theological Introduction to Paul's Letters (2011), Biblical Interpretation (2013), and A Transformative Reading of the Bible (2013). Kim is editor of the Journal of Bible and Human Transformation.

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