The Gospel of John and Christian Theology

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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."
-- Richard Bauckham (from the introduction)

Contributors:

Paul N. Anderson
Stephen C. Barton
Richard Bauckham
D. Jeffrey Bingham
C. Stephen Evans
Terry Griffith
Martin Hengel
Kasper Bro Larsen
Tord Larsson
Judith Lieu
Andrew T. Lincoln
Jürgen Moltmann
Carl Mosser
Stephen Motyer
Murray Rae
Anastasia Scrutton
Marianne Meye Thompson
Sigve K. Tonstad
Alan J. Torrance
Miroslav Volf
Rowan Williams

 

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Contents

Johannine Dualism and Contemporary Pluralism
3
Johannine Dualism and Contemporary Pluralism
19
THOSE WHO HAVE READ JOHN BEFORE US
51
Irenaeus Reads John
53
Anglican Approaches to St Johns Gospel
68
The God of the Gospel of John in the History of Interpretation
82
HISTORY AND TESTIMONY IN JOHN
89
From What Perspective Should It Be Assessed?
91
A Theological Reading
233
The Lazarus Narrative Theological History and Historical Probability
245
CHRISTOLOGY
263
The Prologue of the Gospel of John as the Gateway to Christological Truth
265
The Testimony of Works in the Christology of Johns Gospel
295
Epistemological Origins of Johns Christological Tensions
311
Christology and Storytelling in the Gospel of John
346
USING JOHN IN THE THEOLOGICAL TASK TODAY
357

The Fourth Gospel as the Testimony of the Beloved Disciple
120
JOHN AND THE JEWS
141
How Might the Fourth Gospel Help Us Cope with the Legacy of Christianitys Exclusive Claim over against Judaism?
143
AntiJudaism the Jews and the Worlds of the Fourth Gospel
168
31 and the Motif of Apostasy in the Gospel of John
183
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193
PERSPECTIVES ON THE RAISING OF LAZARUS
209
A Literary Perspective
211
Salvation as Revelation
359
Perichoresis in Trinity and Eschatology
369
Index of Ancient Persons
382
Index of Modern Authors
384
Index of Place Names
390
Index of Scriptures and Other Ancient Writings
391
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About the author (2008)

Richard Bauckham is professor emeritus of New Testamentstudies at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, seniorscholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and fellow of both theBritish Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Carl Mosser is assistant professor of biblical studies atEastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania.