Cornelia van Deventer

Cornelia van Deventer
South African Theological Seminary · Faculty of Theology

Doctor of Philosophy

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The Gospel of John contains various memorable metaphors, drawing on the lived realities of its audience to encapsulate the depths of its Christology and central message. Seamlessly interwoven into the fabric of the gospel is the metaphor of (life-giving) water, offered by Jesus and ultimately provided by him. A related metaphor is that of new...
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Various scholars have speculated about the possible link between the Fourth Gospel and drama. Such a connection, if valid, could potentially lead to the widening of hermeneutical lenses with which the Gospel is explored. While the exegetical field of biblical performance criticism has begun to break open the hermeneutical field by introducing perfo...
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The Fourth Evangelist communicates the aim of the Gospel as belief and life among its audience (John 20:30–31). Moreover, what has become one of the most quoted verses in the Bible, John 3:16, identifies the one who believes as the one having eternal life. Understanding the action of believing is thus no marginal concern for the Johannine audience....
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Various scholars have speculated about the possible link between the Fourth Gospel and drama, arguing that its structure, characterisation, dialogue, plotline, and many other elements mimic the ancient Greek drama in order to strengthen its rhetorical impact on the audience. If such a connection is valid, there ought to be a methodological lens wit...
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Scholars often refer to the term implied audience to describe the ideal audience an author intends to fashion through a specific story or narrative. While the Fourth Gospel explicitly paints the picture of the implied audience as those who will believe and have life in Jesus' name (19:25; 20:31), the Gospel's engagement with the audience exceeds th...
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The author of the Fourth Gospel introduces Jesus’ life as a display of glory (δόξα), communally witnessed (θεάομαι) by its audience (1:14). Moreover, the same author testifies of an experience of the divine (which was heard, seen with the eyes, looked upon, and touched with the hands – 1 Jn. 1:1), and which asks for a response from its audience (Jn...
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South Africans are confronted on a daily basis with the social inequality among individuals which greatly inspires violence, victimisation, discrimination and life-denying ethos. These acts of injustice are not simply inspired by formal laws and policies, but spurred on by various ideological and symbolic categories and power structures. In a way,...

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