The Gospel of John provides crucial evidence for the “parting of the ways” between Judaism and Christianity. Many New Testament scholars, following J. Louis Martyn, argue that the Gospel narrates — if obliquely — the expulsion of Jewish Christians from the synagogue. Professor Adele Reinhartz will argue that the Gospel does not reflect a past “parting” but seeks to create a future separation – by persuading its readers to form a cohesive community and distance themselves from Jewish non-believers.
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