The divine name in the Gospel of John : significance and impetus /

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Author / Creator:Coutts, Joshua J. F., author.
Imprint:Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, [2017].
©2017
Description:xvi, 259 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe, 0340-9570 ; 447
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe ; 447.
Subject:Bible. -- John -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. -- Isaiah.
Bible. -- John.
Bible. -- New Testament.
God -- Name -- Biblical teaching.
God -- Name -- Biblical teaching.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Dissertations Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11371175
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ISBN:9783161551888
3161551885
9783161556128 (online)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and indexes.
Summary:"One of the distinctive features of the Fourth Gospel is the emphasis it places on the "name" of God. As the earliest Christian texts already exhibit a shift toward Jesus's name as the cultic or divine name, what might have motivated the Evangelist to this recovery of the divine name category? Joshua J. F. Coutts argues that the divine name acquired particular significance through the Evangelist's reading of Isaiah, which, in combination with the polemical experience and pastoral needs of early Christians, formed the impetus for his interest in and emphasis on the divine name." -- ‡c From publisher's description.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • A. John's Distinctive Interest in the Divine Name
  • B. John's Divine Name in Research
  • I. "God" in the Gospel of John
  • II. The Divine Name in the New Testament
  • III. Studies on the Divine Name in the Gospel of John
  • 1. Background Studies
  • 2. Studies of ¿¿¿¿¿ within the Gospel of John
  • C. The Present Study
  • I. Weaknesses of Prior Research
  • II. Contribution and Argument of the Present Study
  • III. Method
  • IV. Aspects of the Divine Name Concept
  • 1. Names in Graeco-Roman Tradition
  • 2. Names and the Divine Name in Jewish Tradition
  • 3. Aspects of the Divine Name in the Gospel of John
  • Chapter 1. The Significance of Isaiah for John's Divine Name Concept
  • A. Isaiah in the Gospel of John
  • B. Isaiah's "I Am" and "Glory" in the Gospel of John
  • I. "I Am"
  • II. Glory
  • C. Divine Name Cluster in Isaiah
  • I. The Divine Name and "I Am" Sayings in Isaiah
  • II. The Divine Name and Glory in Isaiah
  • 1. Polemical and Eschatological Significance
  • 2. Associative Significance
  • a. Name, Glory, and Arm
  • b. Glory as Associative
  • c. Name as Associative
  • i. LXX
  • ii. Qumran
  • iii. Songs of David
  • iv. 1 Enoch
  • v. Early Christian Texts
  • D. Isaiah's Name Cluster in the Gospel of John
  • E. Conclusion
  • Chapter 2. Name Glorification and Revelation
  • A. The Significance of the Name in John 12.28 and 17.6, 26
  • I. The Name in John 12.28
  • 1. Function
  • 2. Meaning
  • 3. Significance
  • II. The Name in John 17.6, 26a
  • 1. Name Revelation in the Context of John 17
  • 2. Meaning
  • 3. Function
  • 4. Significance
  • a. Associative
  • b. Eschatological
  • III. The Name in John 17.26b
  • 1. Future Name Revelation in the Context of John 14-17
  • 2. Meaning
  • 3. Function
  • 4. Significance
  • B. The Impetus of the Name in John 12.28 and 17.6, 26
  • I. Early Christian Tradition
  • 1. ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿/'¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿
  • 2. Synoptics
  • 3. Didache
  • II. Name Angel Traditions
  • 1. Personified "Name"
  • 2. Joseph and Aseneth
  • 3. 1 Enoch
  • III. Targumic Tradition
  • IV. Early Jewish Mystical Traditions
  • V. Exodus Tradition
  • VI. Isaiah
  • 1. Name Revelation in Isaiah and John 4.26
  • 2. Isaiah 52-53 in John 12
  • C. Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. Kept in Shared Name
  • A. The Significance of the Name in John 17.11-12
  • I. The Name Giving in John 17.11-12
  • 1. Meaning
  • 2. Function
  • II. The Name Keeping in John 17.11-12
  • 1. Meaning
  • 2. Function
  • III. The Significance of the Name in John 17.11-12
  • 1. Associative
  • 2. Eschatological
  • B. The Impetus of the Name in John 17.11-12
  • I. Graeeo-Roman Adoption
  • II. Early Christian Tradition
  • 1. In the Father's Name
  • 2. Name Giving
  • 3. Revelation
  • III. Naming in Biblical Tradition
  • IV. Name Sealing
  • V. Name Angel Traditions
  • 1. Joseph and Aseneth
  • 2. I Enoch
  • 3. Philo
  • 4. Apocalypse of Abraham
  • 5. Prayer of Joseph
  • 6. Angelomorphic Priesthood
  • VI. Isaiah
  • C. Conclusion
  • Chapter 4. "In My Father's Name"
  • A. The Significance of the Name in John 5.43 and 10.25
  • I. The Name in John 5.43
  • 1. Meaning
  • 2. Function
  • 3. Significance
  • II. The Name in John 10.25
  • 1. Meaning
  • 2. Function
  • 3. Significance
  • B. The Impetus of the Name in John 5.43 and 10.25
  • I. Synoptic Tradition
  • II. Agency Tradition
  • III. Isaiah
  • C. Conclusion
  • Chapter 5. Socio-Historical Impetus
  • A. Polemical Impetus
  • I. Christian Worship, Blasphemy, and the Name
  • II. The Appeal of Isaiah
  • B. Pastoral Impetus
  • I. Social Formation and the Name
  • II. The Appeal of Isaiah
  • Conclusion
  • A. Summary of the Argument
  • B. The Present Work in Relation to Johannine Theology
  • C. Avenues for Further Research
  • Appendix: The Divine Name in Later Texts and Traditions
  • A. Name Glorification and Revelation
  • I. Greek Magical Papyri
  • II. Corpus Hermeticum
  • III. Gospel of Truth
  • B. Kept in the Shared Name
  • I. Odes of Solomon
  • II. Nag Hammadi Texts
  • III. Memar Marqah
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Modern Authors
  • Index of Subjects
  • Index of Ancient Sources