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Scripture Cannot Be Broken: The Social Function of the Use of Scripture in the Fourth Gospel Jaime Clark-Soles

Scripture Cannot Be Broken: The Social Function of the Use of Scripture in the Fourth Gospel

Jaime Clark-Soles

Published February 3rd 2012
ISBN : 9781280463853
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360 pages
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 About the Book 

Scripture is powerful for all who lend it authority. Clark-Soles explores the ways in which the author of the Fourth Gospel deploys scripture to form his sectarian community. The first part of the book provides the sociological framework forMoreScripture is powerful for all who lend it authority. Clark-Soles explores the ways in which the author of the Fourth Gospel deploys scripture to form his sectarian community. The first part of the book provides the sociological framework for addressing the role of scripture within sectarian communities. By definition, sects are in conflict with a parent tradition. How, if at all, does a sect appropriate those texts that not only belong to the parent tradition but also are used by that parent tradition to deride the sectarians? By investigating the dynamics of scripture in the ancient Qumran community and in the modern Branch Davidian community, Clark-Soles sheds light on the community of the Fourth Gospel.