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The Gospel of John’s perception of ethical behaviour

J.G. van der Watt
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 45, No 2/3 | a22 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v45i2/3.22 | © 2011 J.G. van der Watt | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 22 June 2011 | Published: 22 June 2011

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J.G. van der Watt, Department of New Testament Exegesis, Radboud University Nijmegen, Unit for Reformed Theology, Potchefstroom Campus, North-West University, POTCHEFSTROOM

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Abstract

Johannine ethics have proven to be a problematic and challenging area of research. In this article the way in which the author of the Gospel of John defines ethical actions are explored. What does he describe as the works of God and what is really good, according to him? The conclusion is that the analytical categories for treating the ethics in the Gospel of John should be broadened.

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John; Deeds Of God; Truth

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