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The Secret Revelation of John

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$24.00 • £19.95 • €21.50

ISBN 9780674030558

Publication Date: 02/28/2009

Academic Trade

416 pages


  • Preface
  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • Translation
  • Part I. The Narrative
    • 1. The Ideal: the Divine Realm
    • 2. The Problem: Rupture
    • 3. The Result: The Situation of Humanity in the World
    • 4. The Solution: Salvation
    • 5. Utopian Desire, Social Critique, and Resistance
  • Part II. Strategies of Interpretation
    • 6. Methods and Strategies
    • 7. Platonizing Philosophy
    • 8. Moses
    • 9. Wisdom Literature
    • 10. The Gospel of John
    • 11. Countering Lies and Deception
    • 12. The History of the Text
  • Postscript
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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