“BLESSED ARE THOSE NOT SEEING…”

  • Rogit Kottukappally Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram
Keywords: BLESSED

Abstract

In John 20:29 the evangelist addresses the readers of the Gospel with
a makarism, “Blessed are those not seeing and believing.” With this he
seems to provide authenticity and encouragement for the
contemporary “not-seeing” believers. The question that naturally
arises is: Why are the “not-seeing” people called blessed and in what
consists their blessedness? It is true that while this makarism bolstered
the faith of the readers, it has left behind a perplexing enigma
involving other related questions: What is the significance of the
makarism at the closing unit of the Gospel where this genre is not in
frequent use? What relation can it have to the beginning and closing
makarisms of Revelation 1:3 and 22:7? How does the author intend
this particular makarism to function exactly in the situation where the
physical absence of Jesus is described?

Author Biography

Rogit Kottukappally, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram

Sr Rogit Kottukapally, CMC, is at the Directress of Jnanodaya, an institute
providing diploma for one year Theology and Religious Sciences, affiliated to DVK.
She is also visiting lecturer at DVK.

Published
2010-12-31
How to Cite
Kottukappally, R. (2010). “BLESSED ARE THOSE NOT SEEING…”. Asian Horizons, 4(02), 455-458. Retrieved from http://dvkjournals.in/index.php/ah/article/view/2780
Section
New Scholars