Janowe wyznania wiary w ujęciu Prospera Grecha


  • Aleksandra Nalewaj Olsztyn




Confessions of faith in the New Testament are the Early Church’s reply to the apostolic kerygma, which centre was Jesus and His saving work. The John’s Tradition includes many texts, which in their literature structure and theological content unmistakably indicate the confession of faith. In the Fourth Gospel and John’s Epistels, Prosper Grech has distinguished thirty-two text groups, which can be called formulae of faith in strict sense. The author has classified the formulae according to the following criteria:

– verbs that introduce confessions,

– Christological titles,

– Jesus’ work,

– Sitz im Leben of formulae.

The Johannine Tradition does not include the formulae on Jesus’ Passion and Death which are so frequent in St. Paul and the Acts of the Apostles because the fourth evangelist represents the high Christology. His ideas are focusing on Incarnation, Revelation and Salvation with a universal dimension. 

Presence of so many homologies in the Writings of John proves that in the Early Christian era the Christological ideas were developing. In the future, the formulae of faith will contribute to the Credo of the Church.



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Nalewaj, A. (2005). Janowe wyznania wiary w ujęciu Prospera Grecha. Ruch Biblijny I Liturgiczny, 58(3), 191–196. https://doi.org/10.21906/rbl.595



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