predestination

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Charlesworth reviews his earlier comparative scholarship on Johannine and Qumranic dualism and charts further avenues for comparative study that include the Fourth Gospel's predeterminism, communalism, and cultic awareness (pp.
Here and at other moments, however, predeterminism creeps into the narrative: Already by 1916, Simms believes, these "two unified colossi" were set on a "collision course" (237).
Here, again mutually exclusive theories are not allowed to count against reductionism, but rather just add to a climate in which predeterminism seems obvious.