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Document Details :
Title: Between Tradition and Literary Art
Subtitle: The Miracle Tradition in the Fourth Gospel
Author(s): LABAHN, Michael
Volume: 80 Issue: 2 Date: 1999
An examination of the miracle stories in the context of the fourth gospel shows that the Evangelist, using different literary techniques, presents his tradition as an important part of his narrative. The Johannine signs are closely linked to the context and by no means subordinate to the other literary genres. By means of the signs basic reactions to the eschatological event of the coming of the Son of God are pointed out. Through the encounter with the revealer represented in the text possible readers are invited to accept him as a pledge for eternal life.