By Jaime Clark-Soles

Scripture is strong for all who lend it authority. Clark-Soles explores the ways that the writer of the Fourth Gospel deploys scripture to shape his sectarian group. the 1st a part of the e-book offers the sociological framework for addressing the function of scripture inside of sectarian groups. through definition, sects are in clash with a father or mother culture. How, if in any respect, does a sect applicable these texts that not just belong to the mother or father culture but additionally are utilized by that mother or father culture to deride the sectarians? through investigating the dynamics of scripture within the historical Qumran group and within the glossy department Davidian neighborhood, Clark-Soles sheds gentle at the neighborhood of the Fourth Gospel."

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