n HTS : Theological Studies - Towards a greater God : The evolution of religion, P. van Staden : book review




Extracted from text ... Boekbesprekings / Book Reviews despite her Moabite background. In chapter 7, Spina follows the argument that the outsider theme was not simply mainstreamed in the New Testament, but became an important message. In the Gospel of John the outsiders were identified mainly through the status of Israel. In the New Testament the outsider/insider theme became more than an ethnical division (pp 137, 142-144). In the New Testament, the outsiders were identified as those who would not accept the Messiah Jesus whose doctrine included those outsiders or even outcasts of the social order. The Gospel of John further indicated that the ..


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