Text, Context and the Johannine Community: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of the Johannine Writings (The Library of New Testament Studies)
The Johannine writings have been increasingly seen as the product of a distinct Johannine Community, depicted by some scholars as a sectarian group, opposed both to wider Jewish society and to other Christian groups. This model has largely been constructed on historical-critical grounds, yet given our lack of reliable external information about the origin of the Johannine writings, a more fruitful approach may be to examine their lexico-grammatical and discourse features to see what they suggest about interpersonal relationships. This study compares selected 'narrative asides' from the Gospel with a passage from 1 John and with the two shorter Epistles. It concludes that register analysis of these passages does not support the idea of a close-knit sectarian group.
Lamb has employed what is for many a new method for understanding the "context of situation" behind the Gospel of John ... Lamb develops his register analysis in a way which brings clarity to the ongoing discussion of the Johannine Community. * Reading Acts *
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