[John_Lit] Re: Women in the Fourth Gospel
- On the treatment of women in John, you might add appendices at the ends of
Ray Brown's _The Community of the Beloved Disciple_ and Bob Kysar's _The
Maverick Gospel_ (2nd ed).
On Sat, 24 Jul 1999, Jeffrey L. Staley wrote:
> Kevin Quast wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> > my "assigned" topic is "women as witnesses in the Gospel of John." Any suggestions on how to approach this and where to go?
> Another recent book that has not been mentioned yet is: Adeline Fehribach, The Women in the Life of the Bridegroom: A feminist
> historical-literary analysis of the female characters in the Fourth Gospel (Liturgical Press, 1998). This seems to be a lightly revised
> (1994/95?) doctoral dissertation done under the supervision of Mary Ann Tolbert, at Vanderbilt (?). In my book Reading with a Passion:
> Rhetoric, Autobiography and the American West in the Gospel of John (Continuum, 1995) I devote a chapter to a feminist reading of the
> "Lazarus story" (p. 54-84). For a slightly different take on the Samaritan woman, see Musa Dube's essay in a recent Semeia volume (I
> think it is the one on postcolonial interpretations of the Bible) I'll have to check out the exact reference, but I think it is in that
> Semeia volume.
> Jeff Staley
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> Kevin Quast wrote:suggestions on how to approach this and where to go?
> Hello everyone,
> my "assigned" topic is "women as witnesses in the Gospel of John." Any
It seems a basic or necessary question addressed has been:
Why women were prominent in Gosepl of John?
Three general answers:
1. Addressing the Community
2. Addressing outsiders
3. Speaking against other communities
R. Brown (#3):
A. Y. Collins (#1-2): Relationships within Johannine community
characterized by mutuality
R. Karris (#2): Invitation to women to enter the community
S. Schneiders (#1): Males in Johannine Community reluctant to recognize
The topic "women as witnesses in the Gospel of John" would certainly be
by perspectives such as these.
Jon R. Venema