Week 9 – “Maori ‘Jews'” Huie-Jolly

November 23, 2007

“Later, in a Christian imperial context, [John’s] exalted image of Jesus as the unique Son, God from above the beginning, resonated with the culture of subsequent imperial rule, and later Western colonial subjugation” (234). Huie-Jolly and many of the other authors in this text are really starting to wear on me. She’s reading Western imperialism into John’s gospel. Is she really criticizing John, or Western missionaries, for claiming that Jesus is God? That’s just ridiculous to me.

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