Discursive investigation into John's internalised spirit identity and its implication

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dc.contributor.author Dube, Zorodzai
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-07T05:16:50Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-07T05:16:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016-05-31
dc.description.abstract What does it mean to live in a society where everything good is located within one ethnicity, and geography? In reading the gospel of John, one gets the impression that faithful disciples, the Holy Spirit and morality are exclusively located within the Johannine community and can only permeate to the outside through the good work of the insiders – the disciples. Everything is asymmetric – morality, ideal disciples and good virtues – these originate from within John’s community. Outside John’s community, it is darkness that awaits the illuminating lights of John’s disciples, without which they will remain in perpetual darkness. Despite recent theories that position John as a missionary and an open community, still it does not remove the asymmetric nature of the gospel. The study builds on views inspired by scholars such as Jonathan Draper (1992:13) to argue that John used the Holy Spirit to naturalise identities. From this perspective and if read from the South African context of racism, ethnicity and gender, John makes the reader think about the consequences and implications of exclusive social boundaries. en_ZA
dc.description.department New Testament Studies en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Dube, Z., 2016, ‘Discursive investigation into John’s internalised spirit identity and its implication’, HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 72(1), a3113. http://dx.DOI. org/ 10.4102/hts.v72i1.3113. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (print)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v72i1.3113
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/53945
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en_ZA
dc.rights © 2016. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Gospel of John en_ZA
dc.subject Morality en_ZA
dc.subject Holy Spirit en_ZA
dc.subject Naturalised identities en_ZA
dc.subject South Africa (SA) en_ZA
dc.subject Identity en_ZA
dc.subject Social categories en_ZA
dc.subject Social cohesion en_ZA
dc.title Discursive investigation into John's internalised spirit identity and its implication en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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