On the one hand, it stresses boundaries: No one comes to the Father except through me, while on the other it stresses community: I have no longer called you servants, but friends. Here, readers are encouraged to draw out the tensions between these two perspectives to make the gospel more meaningful to their lives.
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Cynthia Briggs Kittredge is Professor of New Testament at Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in Austin; her specialty is the letters of Paul and the Pauline tradition. She wrote Community and Authority: The Rhetoric of Obedience in the Pauline Tradition and was a contributor to the Oxford Annotated Bible. She holds a Th.D. from Harvard University.