Johannine Literature: With an Introduction by R.A. Culpepper

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A&C Black, May 1, 2000 - Religion - 324 pages
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The highly popular Sheffield New Testament Guides are being reissued in a new format, grouped together and prefaced by one of the best known of contemporary Johannine scholars. This new format is designed to ensure that these authoritative introductions remain up to date and accessible to seminary and university students of the New Testament while offering a broader theological and literary context for their study. Alan Culpepper introduces the Johannine Writings as a whole, illuminating their distinctive historical and theological features and their importance within the New Testament canon.
 

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Contents

Abbreviations
7
Commentaries on John
30
The Evangelist and the Gospel
40
The Readers of the Gospel
62
Understanding John
80
Application
103
Commentaries and General Works on 13 John
110
Who Wrote the Johannines and When?
144
Sin Forgiveness Judgment and Eschatology
184
Conclusions
195
Commentaries on and Studies of the Book of Revelation
206
Reading Revelation by Themes
220
What Kind of Book? The Literary Character
269
From What Setting? The Historical and Social
283
The Abiding Theological Values and Doctrines
296
Index of References
308

Christology and the Opponents
153
Gods Love and the Human Response
174

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About the author (2000)

R. Alan Culpepper is Dean, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University, Atlanta, Georgia. John M. Court is Honourary Senior Research Fellow, University of Kent, Canterbury, England. Ruth Edwards was formerly, teacher of New Testament at King's College, Aberdeen. The late Barnabas Lindars, SSF, was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis in the University of Manchester.

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