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The Signs Source

John Ashton

in Studying John

Published in print April 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269793
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683817 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269793.003.0005
The Signs Source

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This chapter examines the two books of Robert Tomson Fortna, which represent the most thorough attempt ever made to reconstruct the alleged narrative source underlying John's Gospel, and to assess the theological response of the source and of its redactor. The chapter is divided into six sections to discuss the subject. Four sections investigate the existence of the source, its extent, its reconstruction, and its purpose. The third section associates with the question of the extent of the source and to be treated alongside it. This is the theory of the signs gospel defended in slightly differing manner in Fortna's two books. The sixth section provides a postscript.

Keywords: Robert Tomson Fortana; Signs Gospel; source; signs gospel; John's Gospel

Chapter.  10431 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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