Confession and Community in the Letters of John

Arland J. Hultgren

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 2/8/2021

Issue: Johannine Epistles (Vol. 41, No 1, Winter, 2021)

Healthy religious communities creatively combine a worldview (theology) with a lived ethos (practice), but the breakdown of this fusion means trouble and discord. In the community of 1 John the internal dispute over the nature and purpose of the Christ is a sign of deep trouble, something the author seeks to repair with this letter.

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