The Raising of the New Temple: John 20.19-23 and Johannine Ecclesiology
Cambridge University Press
This article proposes to interpret the appearance of the risen Jesus to the community of the disciples on Easter evening in terms of a Johannine theology and spirituality and as integral to the Johannine resurrection narrative as a whole. The scene is a narrative exploration of Johannine ecclesiology, that is, the establishment of the New Covenant with the New Israel and the raising of the New Temple, the body of Jesus, in it midst.
Schneiders, Sandra Marie “The Raising of the New Temple: John 20.19-23 and Johannine Ecclesiology.” New Testament Studies 52, no. 3 (July 2006): 337-55.