Interpreting the Gospel of John

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The Gospel of John has become so familiar and seems so simple that it is easy to overlook its special challenges, says the author of this helpful guide.

Interpreting the Gospel of John presents an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan for exegeting the Fourth Gospel. It leads beginners through the maze of academic discussion concerning origins, authorship, and interpretation. Textual, cultural, and literary considerations are explained, and leading commentaries on the Gospel of John...

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Overview

The Gospel of John has become so familiar and seems so simple that it is easy to overlook its special challenges, says the author of this helpful guide.

Interpreting the Gospel of John presents an easy-to-follow, step-by-step plan for exegeting the Fourth Gospel. It leads beginners through the maze of academic discussion concerning origins, authorship, and interpretation. Textual, cultural, and literary considerations are explained, and leading commentaries on the Gospel of John are rated according to scholarship and reliability. The final section of the volume focuses on preaching and teaching from John.

Interpreting the Gospel of John is part of the Guides to New Testament Exegesis series, covering various genres of New Testament literature.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801010217
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/1998
  • Series: Guides to New Testament Exegesis
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 460,233
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary M. Burge (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College. He is author of The Anointed Community: The Holy Spirit in the Johannine Tradition and the commentary on John for the Evangelical Commentary on the Bible.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Backgrounds to the Fourth Gospel
1. History of Interpretation
2. The Authorship of the Fourth Gospel
Part 2: Literary Characteristics of the Fourth Gospel
3. How the Fourth Gospel Was Built
Part 3: A Strategy for Exegesis of the Fourth Gospel
4. The Text
5. The Literary Context
6. Building a Bibliography
7. The Cultural Context
8. Word Studies in John, Part 1: Word Searches
9. Word Studies in John, Part 2: Word Meanings
Part 4: Preaching and Exegesis from the Fourth Gospel
10. The Problem of Horizons
11. Preaching from John
Appendix: A Bibliography of Commentaries
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