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The Spirituality of “Following Jesus” according to the Gospel of John: an investigation of "akoloutheo" and correlated motifs

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dc.contributor.advisor Van der Merwe, Dirk G. Kim, Sean Seongik 2016-10-25T08:53:42Z 2016-10-25T08:53:42Z 2016-04
dc.identifier.citation Kim, Sean Seongik (2016) The Spirituality of “Following Jesus” according to the Gospel of John: an investigation of "akoloutheo" and correlated motifs, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The present thesis explores the Spirituality of following Jesus according to the Fourth Gospel by investigating the whole profile of the term akoloutheo. In particular, this thesis probes what theological implications are communicated by the association of akoloutheo with correlated motifs in the pericopes where it is employed in spiritual connotation. The texts investigated are: John 1:35-51; 8:12; 10:1-42; 12:26; 13:36-14:3; 21:1-19. Each text communicates the particular and manifold aspects of the Spirituality of following Jesus. Yet, the most distinctive aspects of the Johannine Spirituality of following Jesus imparted throughout almost all the research texts can be summarized by “directional” and “relational.” The life of following Jesus is a journey toward a destination to which Jesus leads his followers, that is, into a relationship with the Father by being with Jesus where he is, and by being with him where he goes and will be in glory. It is ultimately participating in the Son’s communion with the Father. Jesus, who was with the Father and in the bosom of the Father, came down (descended) to bring his followers to the Father, and ascends to the Father taking them with him, so they may be with him where he is with the Father in love and glory. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xi, 253 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Following Jesus en
dc.subject Johannine Spirituality en
dc.subject Akoloutheo en
dc.subject Gospel of John en
dc.subject Directional en
dc.subject Relational en
dc.subject The where motif en
dc.subject Where Jesus goes en
dc.subject John 1 en
dc.subject John 8 en
dc.subject John 10 en
dc.subject John 12 en
dc.subject John 13 en
dc.subject John 21 en
dc.subject Lived experience en
dc.subject Experiencing God en
dc.subject Destination en
dc.subject Communion en
dc.subject Follow me en
dc.subject Light of life en
dc.subject Human inability en
dc.subject Divine initiative en
dc.subject Shepherd en
dc.subject.ddc 226.506
dc.subject.lcsh Jesus Christ -- Friends and associates en
dc.subject.lcsh Jesus Christ -- Conversations en
dc.subject.lcsh Jesus Christ -- Spiritual life en
dc.subject.lcsh Jesus Christ -- Spiritualistic interpretations en
dc.subject.lcsh Bible. John. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. en
dc.title The Spirituality of “Following Jesus” according to the Gospel of John: an investigation of "akoloutheo" and correlated motifs en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Christian Spirituality, Church History and Missiology en D.Th. (Christian Spirituality) en

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