Discovering John: Content, Interpretation, Reception

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2015 - Religion - 272 pages
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Student-friendly introduction to the Gospel of John

This up-to-date introduction to John's Gospel is the first volume in the Discovering Biblical Texts series, which encourages students to engage deeply with the biblical writings by alerting them to key issues and questions raised by the text.

In Discovering John Ruth Edwards covers the structure, content, theological concerns, key interpretive debates, and historical reception of the Gospel of John. Does John still have meaning for the church and contemporary society? Does it need to be reinterpreted for today's world? Is it anti-Semitic? Edwards expertly guides readers through these questions and others, helping those interested in this provocative, sometimes enigmatic Gospel to discover the answers for themselves.
 

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Contents

Strategies for Reading
10
The Question of Authorship
24
Purpose Audience Place and Date of Composition
45
Jesus Miracles as Narrative Theology
59
Christological Confessions and Titles for Jesus
73
Jesus Passion and Resurrection
86
Word Incarnate and Fathers Son
100
Characters in Johns Story
115
AntiSemitismAntiJudaism in Johns Gospel?
131
The Value of Johns Gospel Today
156
The Structure of Johns Gospel
170
Notes
184
Bibliography
206
Index of Biblical References
239
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About the author (2015)

Ruth B. Edwards is an honorary senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and a priest of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

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