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Title: Juifs et Grecs dans la communauté johannique
Author(s): LEVIEILS, Xavier
Volume: 82 Issue: 1 Date: 2001
The internal criticism of John’s Gospel and Epistles, and likewise of the Book of Revelation, certainly has much to reveal about the attitude adopted by the Johannine community regarding this capital fact of the opening of Christianity to the nations. The Greek text of these documents does not mask their Jewish origin, which gives us reason to believe that this community, established in Asia Minor, did not lose the influence of its Jewish heritage (Nazorean). The acceptance of the universal vocation of the Christian faith was progressive. First exercised in the familiar context of Palestine (Judea and Samaria), it was in Asia that the Johannine mission finally welcomed pagans into the Church, under pressure from existing communities influenced by Pauline thought. The crisis revealed in the Epistles focuses on this coexistence and on the particular theological concepts of the Jewish and Greek members of the community.