By John Paul Heil

ISBN-10: 1498201601

ISBN-13: 9781498201605

This publication treats the 3 letters of John as a unified epistolary package deal. It proposes new contributions to the examine of 1-3 John. First, it offers new accomplished chiastic buildings for every of the 3 letters of John according to concrete linguistic proof within the textual content. those chiastic constructions 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 ebook, the 3 letters of John are serious about giving their viewers an adventure of residing endlessly through the worship that involves loving God and one another.

"J. P. H. has made a particular contribution in his observation at the Johannine Epistles. according to his reputation 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 team spirit in literary complexity."
--John Painter, Professor of Theology, St Mark's nationwide Theological heart, Charles Sturt collage, Canberra, Australia

"John Heil opens up wealthy and compelling insights into those 3 letters through paying specified realization to their micro- and macro-structures. His audience-oriented process leads him to regard heavily the worship environment during which those letters have been first heard and to teach that they demand a particular moral worship. He argues persuasively that precise worship--involving loving God and loving each other as a way to dwell eternally--is the most subject matter of those letters. hugely recommended."
--Paul Trebilco, Professor of latest testomony stories, collage of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

"This statement joins a few dozen different clean and critical Johannine Epistles's commentaries showing lately. 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 consultant, readers will become aware of in those primary texts deep and provocative new angles of vision."
--Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of latest testomony, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO

"John Paul Heil's unique contribution constitutes a great addition to contemporary experiences 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 interpreting procedure indicates theologically wealthy ways that historical worship groups could have heard and understood those interesting documents."
--Jeffrey E. Brickle, Professor of bible study, Urshan Graduate tuition of Theology, Florissant, MO

John Paul Heil is Professor of latest testomony on the Catholic collage of the United States in Washington, DC. he's the writer so much lately of The booklet of Revelation: Worship for all times within the Spirit of Prophecy (Cascade 2014).

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