John, His Gospel, and Jesus: In Pursuit of the Johannine Voice

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2015 - Religion - 297 pages
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Captures John's unique perspective and voice in the wider field of Jesus studies

In this volume Stanley Porter tackles a variety of important and often highly contentious topics within the Gospel of John as a means of defining and capturing the distinctive Johannine voice. Subjects discussed include John in relation to competing Gospels, the public proclamation of Jesus in John, the sources of John's Gospel, John's prologue, the -I Am- sayings, the notion of truth, the Passover theme, and the ending of the book.

Each chapter, besides surveying representative research, puts forward new and insightful proposals regarding the topics concerned. Porter does not shy away from matters that have often perplexed Johannine scholars, and he confronts some of the viewpoints that have led to confusion in the field. In exploring John's unique perspective and voice, Porter makes a significant contribution to the wider fields of Jesus studies and New Testament investigation.
 

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Contents

Johns Gospel Competing Gospels and Jesus
13
Public Proclamation of Jesus in Johns Gospel
37
The Sources of Johns Gospel and Jesus
63
Johns Gospel Prologue and Jesus
89
Jesus and the I Am Sayings in Johns Gospel
120
Jesus the Jews and Johns Gospel
149
Johns Gospel Truth and Jesus
174
Jesus the Passover Theme and Johns Gospel
198
Jesus and the Ending of Johns Gospel
225
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Stanley E. Porter is president, dean, professor of New Testament, and holder of the Roy A. Hope Chair in Christian Worldview at McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. His many other books include Fundamentals of New Testament Greek and Hermeneutics: An Introduction to Interpretive Theory.

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