Date of Award

6-1-1963

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)

Department

Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Paul Bretscher

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

John 11:27; John 20:31; John 11:4, 40; John 11:7,8,16; John 11:12; John 11:6,15; John 11:25; John 11:39; John 11:47-53; John 12:10; John 1:1-4; John 5:26; 1 John 3:14; 1 John 1:2; 1 John 5:11-20; John 3:16; John 6:63; John 10:10; John 17:2-3; John 5:24; John 5:28-29; John 6:39-40, 44, 51-56; John 12:48; 1 John 2:2-29; 1 John 3:2; 1 John 4:17; John 1:34; John 5:33; John 6:69; John 8:31; John 19:35; John 20:29;

Abstract

The aim of this thesis is to determine whether John 11:27 reflects an early Christian creed or, as an exclamation from Martha, served in the early Church as a creed. In his otherwise excellent chapter “Creedal Elements in the New Testament” in Early Christian Creeds, J. N. D. Kelly does not list John 11:27 as “evidence in the New Testament to show that the faith was already beginning to harden into conventional summaries. This seems an unfortunate omission since Martha’s confession contains not only one of two, but three Christological affirmations joined together asyndetically.

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