Formed by Jesus’ Thirst : Mother Teresa’s Reception and Interpretation of John 19:28

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Davies, Rachel Annemarie Ulrike Elizabeth. (2023). Formed by Jesus’ Thirst : Mother Teresa’s Reception and Interpretation of John 19:28. In Theological Interpretation of Scripture as Spiritual Formation pp. 162-178 Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004529205_010
AuthorsDavies, Rachel Annemarie Ulrike Elizabeth
Abstract

This essay traces the interpretive trajectory of John 19:28 from the Patristic period into modernity, focusing especially on its spiritual and ethical importance for Mother Teresa of Kolkata. Linking the Johannine text with Matthew 25:31–46, Mother Teresa saw all forms of human abandonment as echoes of Jesus’ thirst on the cross, and her response was to quench his thirst for love through acts of loving attentiveness. By exploring the development of Mother Teresa’s journey with John 19:28, this chapter shows how individuals and Christian tradition itself gets spiritually formed through contemplative engagement with Scripture, and it also distils principles around the reading of Scripture for spiritual formation.

KeywordsBiblical Studies; Interpretations; Religious Studies; Theology; Christianity
Page range162-178
Year01 Jan 2023
Book titleTheological Interpretation of Scripture as Spiritual Formation
PublisherBrill
Place of publicationNetherlands
SeriesBiblical Interpretation Series, Volume: 206
ISBN978-90-04-52920-5
ISSN17
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004529205_010
Web address (URL)https://brill.com/display/book/9789004529205/BP000015.xml
Open accessPublished as non-open access
Research or scholarlyResearch
Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online19 Dec 2022
Publication process dates
AcceptedDec 2022
Deposited26 Mar 2024
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Copyright 2023 by Ryan A. Brandt and John Frederick. Published by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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