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James and John in particular demonstrated a misunderstanding of the core principles of discipleship when they made a request for seat of honor in Mk 10.35–42. 3 This article demonstrates through a social scientific reading of Mk 10.43–44 that Jesus’ response to discipleship misconceptions is a call

In: Journal of Pentecostal Theology

) explored two passages from Mark’s Gospel featuring different aspects of discipleship (Mark 6: 7-14 and Mark 6: 33-41), working among 73 participants at a residential Diocesan Ministry Conference. Francis ( 2015 ) explored the footwashing account reported in John 13: 2b-15 in the context of diaconal

In: Journal of Empirical Theology

politics. The purpose of this essay is to examine the promise and pitfalls of this ‘digital culture’ for the Christian life, and explore some broad implications for how we think about mission and discipleship. 1. Describing Digital Culture In his research on ‘cyberculture’, David Bell adopts a

In: Mission Studies

1.1. The Greek verb akoloutheō, “follow,” has a specifically religious sense only in the Gospels (apart from Rev. 14:4) and relates exclusively to Jesus, never to God. 1.2. The call of Jesus, “Follow me” (Mark 1:17), which is always directed to individuals, initiates discipleship. The announcing

In: The Encyclopedia of Christianity Online
Author: I.J. du Plessis

58 Discipleship according to Luke's Gospel Isak du Plessis ABSTRACT Although all the Gospels deal with discipleship, Luke's Gospel focuses particularly on the cost of discipleship. In this article attention is paid to Luke's presentation of discipleship of Jesus, dealing with such matters as

In: Religion and Theology
Readers and Anonymous Characters in the Fourth Gospel
Author: David Beck
This volume examines the Fourth Gospel narrative in terms of its character portrayal, especially the portrayal of anonymous characters. It focuses on how characterization impacts readers, eliciting their involvement in the narrative, particularly the recognition of and response to Jesus' identity, and how anonymity facilitates that participation.
The first chapters examine the understanding of characterization in contemporary literary theory, then the author explores other contemporaneous narratives for the function of anonymous characters in those narratives. The final chapters examine specific character portrayals in the Fourth Gospel, demonstrating how the narratives of anonymous characters draw the reader into participation in the narrative and enables identification with those characters, especially the disciple Jesus loved, the Johannine paradigm of discipleship.

short, we find the following: first, a close reading of the sayings themselves reveals more interest in preserving the “old” than many have recognized; second, their narrative setting in Mark suggests that the sayings pertain more to questions of discipleship than to opposing salvation-historical eras

In: Horizons in Biblical Theology

[German Version] I. New Testament – II. Church History – III. Ethics An important aspect of the description of Jesus' activity in the Gospels is his call to discipleship. This call is issued unconditionally and requires an immediate decision. When the disciples hear Jesus' invitation to follow him

In: Religion Past and Present Online

KINSHIP, DISCIPLESHIP, AND MOVEMENT: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY OF JOHN'S GOSPEL ADRIANA DESTRO and MAURO PESCE University of Bologna The structuring principle of the Jesus movement was its social- religious form of discipleship. It is widely held that Jesus placed obedience to family duties and

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: Hyung Keun Choi

are concerned about the true church as an authentic community, a sign of the kingdom. So this phenomenon seemingly shows us the importance of ecclesiology and soteriology in relation to the understanding of community, discipleship, and more importantly missio Dei . The crisis of the church is

In: Mission Studies