Abingdon New Testament Commentaries | John

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Abingdon Press, 1999 - Religion - 428 pages
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In this volume, Smith views the Fourth Gospel within several contexts in order to illuminate its specific purposes and achievements. A growing consensus of recent scholarship (including Martyn, Raymond E. Brown, Meeks) seeks the roots of this Gospel and its traditions in the conflict between Jesus' followers and opponents within Judaism. In their struggles, Jesus' followers are encouraged and strengthened by his continuing presence in the Spirit, which articulates his meaning for new situations. Although distinctive, Johannine Christianity does not develop in complete isolation from the broader Christian Gospels. Out of a fascinating, if complex, setting develops the strikingly unique statement of Christian faith, practice, and doctrine found in the Gospel of John. The purpose of this commentary is to enable the reader to comprehend that statement in historical perspective in order to appreciate its meaning and significance.
 

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Contents

Preface
13
Introduction
21
Setting and Audience
33
Theology and Ethics
43
1951
65
The Revelation of the Glory Before the World
80
The Revelation of the Glory Before the Community
248
Resurrection Appearances to Disciples
389
Select Bibliography
407
Index
419
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D. Moody Smith is George Washington Ivey Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina.

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