Interpreting Biblical Texts Series - The Gospel and Letters of John

Interpreting Biblical Texts Series - The Gospel and Letters of John

by Alan, R. Culpepper
     
 

ISBN-10: 0687008514

ISBN-13: 9780687008513

Pub. Date: 07/28/1998

Publisher: Abingdon Press

In this volume, R. Alan Culpepper considers both the Gospel and the Letters of John.

The book begins with a close look at the relationship between John and the Synoptics and a summary of John's distinctive thought and language. The second chapter addresses the fascinating issues regarding the origins of the Gospel and the letters: authorship, sources, and

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In this volume, R. Alan Culpepper considers both the Gospel and the Letters of John.

The book begins with a close look at the relationship between John and the Synoptics and a summary of John's distinctive thought and language. The second chapter addresses the fascinating issues regarding the origins of the Gospel and the letters: authorship, sources, and composition. The history of the Johannine community is reviewed in chapter three. Chapter four interprets the plot of the Gospel and prepares the student to read John as literature by providing a brief orientation to narrative criticism.

The fifth chapter turns to more traditional concerns: John as theology. This chapter provides a digest of the Christology, theology, and eschatology of John. The sixth through the eighth chapters, the heart of the book, guide the student through a reading of the Gospel. The ninth chapter serves as an introduction to the Letters, noting especially their relationship to the Gospel. Each letter is treated in turn. The final chapter examines the challenges and potential of the Johannine literature as documents of faith.

"In previous writings Alan Culpepper has shown himself to be one of the best Johannine scholars of our time. He not only conveniently draws together his research but also shows himself to be an excellent teacher." --Raymond E. Brown

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780687008513
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Series:
Interpreting Biblical Texts Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
623,434
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

FOREWORD,
PREFACE,
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE JOHANNINE LITERATURE,
PART ONE INTRODUCING THE JOHANNINE WRITINGS,
CHAPTER 2 THE COMPOSITION OF THE JOHANNINE WRITINGS,
CHAPTER 3 THE GOSPEL AND LETTERS AS THE LITERATURE OF A COMMUNITY,
CHAPTER 4 THE GOSPEL AS LITERATURE,
CHAPTER 5 THE THEOLOGY OF THE JOHANNINE WRITINGS,
PART TWO INTERPRETING THE JOHANNINE WRITINGS,
CHAPTER 6 INTERPRETING THE FOURTH GOSPEL: JOHN 1–4,
CHAPTER 7 INTERPRETING THE FOURTH GOSPEL: JOHN 5–12,
CHAPTER 8 INTERPRETING THE FOURTH GOSPEL: JOHN 13–21,
CHAPTER 9 INTERPRETING THE LETTERS,
PART THREE RESPONDING TO THE JOHANNINE WRITINGS,
CHAPTER 10 THE GOSPEL OF JOHN AS A DOCUMENT OF FAITH,
NOTES,
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY,
INDEX,

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