Hospitality Language in the Gospel of John and its Implications for Christian Community

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This thesis explores the understanding and meaning of hospitality from a biblical perspective utilizing the hospitality language found in the Gospel of John. It is acknowledged that although the word hospitality is not present in the Gospel of John, the notion of hospitality is found throughout the Gospel. The idea that the Gospel of John demonstrates how the incarnate God came into the world as both guest (stranger) and welcoming host is also explored. The challenge to expand our current understanding of hospitality by going beyond the sharing of space and resources to also include the sharing of our very lives and hearts is presented. The Gospel of John in its entirety clarifies the implications for the Christian community in regard to the hospitality language found in this Gospel and invites reflection on how it can be applied to present day churches.

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