Inverting Eden: The Reversal of Genesis 1-3 in John's Passion

Nicholas J. Schaser

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 8/6/2020

Paired Article (Face to Face): Inverting Eden: The Reversal of Genesis 1-3 in John's Passion

Issue: Sola Structura: Essays Honoring Mark Throntveit (Vol. 40, No 3, Summer, 2020)

The Genesis creation narrative describes the fall into sin not only of humans but of creation itself. The New Testament witnesses to the coming to earth of God in Christ Jesus to reverse the damage of sin and death. John’s Gospel shows this reversal by echoing Genesis in the Passion narrative.

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