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MacDonald observes that the Fourth Gospel sounds themes proper to the Greek god Dionysos (the Roman Bacchus), not least as he was depicted in Euripides’s play The Bacchae. A divine figure, offspring of a divine father and human mother, takes on flesh to live among mortals, but is rejected by his own; miraculously provides wine; includes women as his close devotees; dies a violent death—and returns to life. The Johannine Evangelist not only imitated Euripides but expected his readers to recognize Jesus as greater than Dionysos.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xv-xviii
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  1. 1. The Beginning of the Johannine Tradition
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. 2. The Earliest Gospel Stratum and Euripides’ Bacchae: An Intertextual Commentary
  2. pp. 23-124
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  1. 3. Rewriting the Gospel
  2. pp. 125-136
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  1. 4. The Final Gospel Stratum and a Johannine Corpus
  2. pp. 137-172
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  1. Appendix 1: A Conjectural Reconstruction of the Dionysian Gospel
  2. pp. 173-202
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  1. Appendix 2: Euripides’ Bacchae
  2. pp. 203-218
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  1. Appendix 3: The Sinful Woman (John 7:53—8:11)
  2. pp. 219-222
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 223-234
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  1. Author Index
  2. pp. 235-238
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  1. Ancient Sources Index
  2. pp. 239-250
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781506421667
Related ISBN(s)
9781506423456
MARC Record
OCLC
982472115
Pages
260
Launched on MUSE
2017-04-30
Language
English
Open Access
No
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