Original Research - Special Collection: Biblical values on social change

Navolging van Jesus, mimesis en 1 Johannes

Jan van der Watt
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 48, No 1 | a1819 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v48i1.1819 | © 2014 Jan van der Watt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 18 March 2014 | Published: 21 November 2014

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Jan van der Watt, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands and Faculty of Theology, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa


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Abstract

Hierdie artikel ondersoek die moontlike aanwending van mimesis in 1 Johannes. Daar word ’n oorsig gegee oor die gebruik van mimesis in die antieke tyd en sekere relevante eienskappe van mimesis word uitgelig. Die verwysings in 1 Johannes na gelowiges wat soos Jesus moet wees of optree, word nagegaan en in die lig van die eienskappe van die antieke gebruik van mimesis geïnterpreteer.

Imitating Jesus, mimesis and 1 John. The possible use of mimesis in 1 John is investigated in this article. An overview is given of the use of mimesis in ancient times and certain characteristics are identifid. The references in 1 John to believers that must be or act like Jesus are identifid and interpreted in the light of the ancient use of mimesis.


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1 John

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