Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well (John 4): Three Perspectives On One Story



In his article, the author discusses some of the most significant contributions to the understanding of the encounter between Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well (John 4) in the light of three different perspectives, viz.: readerresponse criticism, feminist analysis and historical-critical approach. Special attention is paid, in particular, to the “confessional” aspect of the woman’s response to Jesus’ testimony concerning Himself.


Jesus, Samaritan woman, reader-response criticism, feminist perspective, historical-critical approach.


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