John’s Gospel, Irony, and First Century Shame/Honor

  Jerome H. Neyrey wrote a nice article in Semeia called "Despising the Shame of the Cross: Honor and Shame in the Johannine Passion Narrative" (#68 [1994] 113-137) (the above image is not the issue in which Neyrey wrote).  In this article, Neyrey discusses what shame and honor meant in the first century (which is …

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