Download PDF by John Paul Heil: 1–3 John: Worship by Loving God and One Another to Live

By John Paul Heil

ISBN-10: 1498201601

ISBN-13: 9781498201605

This ebook treats the 3 letters of John as a unified epistolary package deal. It proposes new contributions to the learn of 1-3 John. First, it provides new finished chiastic buildings for every of the 3 letters of John in keeping with concrete linguistic facts within the textual content. those chiastic buildings function the advisor for an audience-oriented exegesis of those letters. Secondly, it treats those letters from the perspective in their worship context and issues. not just have been 1-3 John meant to be played orally as a part of liturgical worship, yet jointly those 3 letters exhort their viewers to a particular moral worship. In accord with the subtitle of this booklet, the 3 letters of John are interested in giving their viewers an event of dwelling endlessly via the worship that comprises loving God and one another.

"J. P. H. has made a particular contribution in his observation at the Johannine Epistles. in response to his attractiveness that the 3 Epistles belong jointly within the context of worship locally to which they have been despatched, he analyzes the Epistles into fifteen chiastic micro-structures which exhort the readers/hearers to a particular worship of affection of God and brother/sister, therefore revealing harmony in literary complexity."
--John Painter, Professor of Theology, St Mark's nationwide Theological middle, Charles Sturt collage, Canberra, Australia

"John Heil opens up wealthy and compelling insights into those 3 letters by means of paying particular awareness to their micro- and macro-structures. His audience-oriented technique leads him to regard heavily the worship surroundings within which those letters have been first heard and to teach that they demand a particular moral worship. He argues persuasively that real worship--involving loving God and loving each other that allows you to reside eternally--is the most subject of those letters. hugely recommended."
--Paul Trebilco, Professor of latest testomony reports, collage of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

"This remark joins a few dozen different clean and critical Johannine Epistles's commentaries showing in recent times. Heil's literary research is moment to none in nuance; his articulation of the speculation that 1-3 John have been crafted to be learn in worship merits excessive marks for creativity. Heil additionally stresses those Epistles's moral and relational goals. With Heil as advisor, readers will notice in those standard texts deep and provocative new angles of vision."
--Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of recent testomony, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO

"John Paul Heil's unique contribution constitutes a welcome boost to contemporary reports that discover the literary layout of the Johannine letters from aural and audience-oriented views. His chiasm-based analyses supply clean suggestions to a few of the letters's long-standing interpretive demanding situations. Heil's proposed examining method indicates theologically wealthy ways that historical worship groups can have heard and understood those interesting documents."
--Jeffrey E. Brickle, Professor of religious study, Urshan Graduate college of Theology, Florissant, MO

John Paul Heil is Professor of recent testomony on the Catholic college of the United States in Washington, DC. he's the writer such a lot lately of The e-book of Revelation: Worship for all times within the Spirit of Prophecy (Cascade 2014).

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