My Flesh is Meat Indeed: A Nonsacramental Reading of John 6:51-58

My Flesh is Meat Indeed: A Nonsacramental Reading of John 6:51-58

by Metedith J.C. Warren

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My Flesh is Meat Indeed: A Nonsacramental Reading of John 6:51-58 by Metedith J.C. Warren

In My Flesh Is Meat Indeed, Meredith J. C. Warren shows that the "bread of life" discourse in John 6:51c-58 bears no Eucharistic overtones. Instead, John plays on Mediterranean cultural expectations about the nature of heroic sacrifice and the sacrificial meal that established the identification of a hero with a deity. Warren traces a literary trope in which a hero or heroine''s antagonistic relationship with a deity is resolved through the hero's sacrifice. Against this milieu, Jesus' insistence that his flesh be eaten demonstrates the Christology of the Gospel.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451490244
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.95(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Introduction 1

1 "The Word Was Made Flesh" (John 1:14) 19

2 "Second Only To Artemis" (Leucippe and Clitophon 7.15) 63

3 "Her Viscera Leapt Out" (Leucippe and Clitophon 3.15) 117

4 "My Flesh is Meat Indeed" (John 6:55, KJV) 187

Conclusion: "Equal to God" (John 5:18; Iliad 20.447) 245

Bibliography 257

Index of Subjects 289

Index of Names 295

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