The Gospel of John and Christian Theology
Richard Bauckham, Carl Mosser
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Feb 25, 2008 - Religion - 404 pages
In recent years, the disciplines of biblical studies and systematic theology have grown apart and largely lost the means of effective communication with one another. Unfortunately, this relational disconnect affects more than just these particular fields of study; it impacts the life of the church as a whole. The first St. Andrews Conference on Scripture and Theology brought leading biblical scholars and systematic theologians together in conversation, seeking to bridge the gap between them.
Due to its profound influence on the development of Christian theology, John's Gospel is an ideal base for rekindling fruitful dialogue. The essays here -- taken from the inaugural conference -- consider this Gospel from many angles, addressing a number of key issues that arise from a theological discussion of this text: John's dualism in our pluralist context, historicity and testimony, the treatment of Judaism, Christology, and more.
"This is the beginning of a conversation that can only be enriched by variety and experimentation. . . . It is a signpost . . . pointing towards a not-too-distant future when interdisciplinary conversation and collaboration between these two natural partners will become, no longer occasional and surprising, but a normal and essential element in the flourishing of both."
Paul N. Anderson
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THOSE WHO HAVE READ JOHN BEFORE US
Irenaeus Reads John
Anglican Approaches to St Johns Gospel
The God of the Gospel of John in the History of Interpretation
HISTORY AND TESTIMONY IN JOHN
From What Perspective Should It Be Assessed?
A Theological Reading
The Lazarus Narrative Theological History and Historical Probability
The Prologue of the Gospel of John as the Gateway to Christological Truth
The Testimony of Works in the Christology of Johns Gospel
Epistemological Origins of Johns Christological Tensions
Christology and Storytelling in the Gospel of John
USING JOHN IN THE THEOLOGICAL TASK TODAY
The Fourth Gospel as the Testimony of the Beloved Disciple
JOHN AND THE JEWS
How Might the Fourth Gospel Help Us Cope with the Legacy of Christianitys Exclusive Claim over against Judaism?
AntiJudaism the Jews and the Worlds of the Fourth Gospel
31 and the Motif of Apostasy in the Gospel of John
PERSPECTIVES ON THE RAISING OF LAZARUS
A Literary Perspective