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Journal of Communication and Religion


Image restoration strategies are reviewed and then applied to Jesus' discourse in the Gospel according to St. John. Brief reviews of verbal attacks on Jesus are given, followed by descriptions of the defense strategies he employed to deal with the accusations. Jesus primarily engaged in denial and transcendence. Some charges were so serious that they required unequivocal denial. However, it should not be surprising that Jesus also used transcendence given his desire to advance a more spiritual order of religious practice.


Published in Journal of Communication & Religion, Vol. 20, Issue 2, p. 25-30.

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