Exploring Johannine ethics : a rhetorical approach to moral efficacy in the Fourth Gospel narrative / 449

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Author / Creator:Trozzo, Lindsey M., 1963-, author.
Imprint:Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, [2017].
Description:xiv, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Series:Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe ; 449
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe ; 449.
Subject:Bible. -- John -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. -- John.
Ethics in the Bible.
Ethics in the Bible.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format: Dissertations Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11393932
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages [189]-216) and indexes.
Summary:"Exploring the ways of thinking and living that the narrative in the Gospel of John would likely have engendered Lindsey M. Trozzo utilizes rhetorical analysis to facilitate a fresh approach to the long-standing "problem" of Johannine ethics. She considers four rhetorical features: participation in genre, incorporation of encomiastic topics, metaleptic extension of those topics, and appropriation of structural devices as guides for interpreting the story's narrative and rhetorical trajectory. Each rhetorical feature is defined and situated in its ancient literary context to provide a theoretical framework for discussion. From there, the author explores the presence of the rhetorical feature in the Fourth Gospel. She finds that Johannine ethics engages the audience in moral deliberation rather than delivering explicit ethical propositions. Despite the lack of explicit ethical material in the Fourth Gospel, Exploring Johannine Ethics demonstrates that there is much we can say about John's elusive ethics." -- ‡c From publisher's description.
Standard no.:9783161557415
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Setting the Stage
  • Johannine Ethics in the History of Scholarship
  • Challenges in the Pursuit of Johannine Ethics
  • Progress in the Pursuit of Johannine Ethics
  • Defining the Approach
  • Ethics: What Are We Looking For?
  • Rhetoric: How Will We Find It?
  • Additional Introductory Issues
  • Outlining the Project
  • Chapter 1. Participation in the Bios Genre: Moral Efficacy and Audience Engagement in Narrative Biography
  • Exploring the Genre of the Fourth Gospel
  • Gospel Genre: The State of the Question
  • Genre Theory: From Exclusive Categorization to Flexible Participation
  • Rhetoric and Ethics in Plutarch's Lives
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 2. Incorporation of Encomiastic Topics: Unity with God as the Foundation for Elevated Community
  • Examining the Rhetorical Forms of the Fourth Gospel
  • The Encomiastic Topics in Their Rhetorical Context
  • The Encomiastic Topics in the Fourth Gospel
  • Conclusion
  • Chapter 3. Metaleptic Extension of Encomiastic Topics: Elevated Christology, Elusive Ethics, and the Situation of the Johannine Community
  • Christology and Ethics in the Fourth Gospel
  • Elevated Christology in the Fourth Gospel
  • The Tension Between Johannine Christology and Johannine Ethics
  • Metalepsis and the Fourth Gospel
  • Defining Metalepsis
  • Metaleptic Elements in the Fourth Gospel
  • The Two-Level Drama
  • Extension of the Encomiastic Topics
  • Lingering Questions
  • Chapter 4. Appropriation of Structural Devices: Prologue, Chain-link, and Themes for Interpreting the Macro-level Rhetorical Trajectory
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Rhetorical Structure as a Guide to Interpretation
  • The Prologue (John 1:1-18)
  • The Chain-Link Interlock (John 12:20-50)
  • Summary to Part 1
  • Part 2. Love One Another
  • Was the Johannine Community a Sectarian Group?
  • Is the Johannine Love Command Exclusive?
  • Is John Interested in the Spiritual Dimension to the Neglect of Physical Welfare?
  • Summary to Part 2
  • Conclusion: Articulating Johannine Ethics
  • Concluding Summary
  • The Gospel's Relationship with the Johannine Epistles
  • What Can We Say About Johannine Ethics ?
  • Bibliography
  • Select Primary Literature
  • Secondary Literature
  • Index of References
  • Index of Modem Authors
  • Index of Subjects