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John, the Maverick Gospel has long been regarded as one of the most trustworthy introductions to the Fourth Gospel, paying special attention to the literary and theological dimensions of this Gospel without neglecting historical and other approaches. Robert Kysar, an international expert on John's Gospel, has now revised this useful classroom tool to bring the scholarly discussions up to date and to add sections on women in the Gospel of John as well as postmodern appraoches to the Gospel. This classic text provides an accessible entry into the important critical issues of John's Gospel, both on its own terms and in comparison to the Synoptic Gospels, offering a sure foundation for scholarly study of the book as well as theological interpretation and preaching.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664230562
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 190
  • Sales rank: 742,294
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Kysar is Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching and NewTestament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Relationship Between the Fourth Gospel and the Synoptics 3
The Literary Structure of the Fourth Gospel 14
The Purpose, Destination, Historical Environment, and Date of the Fourth Gospel 18
1 The Father's Son - Johannine Christology 27
The Logos Christology 29
The Christological Titles in 1:19-51 35
The Son of Man and the Father-Son Relationship 40
The Christological Meaning of the "I Am" Sayings 45
The Work of Christ Accomplished in His Death 49
2 Two Different Worlds - Johannine Dualism 58
The Dualistic Symbols of the Fourth Gospel 60
"The Jews" in the Fourth Gospel 67
Johannine Determinism 70
3 Seeing is Believing - Johannine Concepts of Faith 78
The "Signs" as Provocators of Faith in the Fourth Gospel 80
Seeing, Hearing, and Believing in the Fourth Gospel 86
Knowing and Believing in the Fourth Gospel 90
Summary View of Faith in the Fourth Gospel 93
4 Eternity is Now - Johannine Eschatology 97
Johannine Eschatology 99
The Johannine View of the Spirit 106
The Johannine View of the Church 112
The Sacraments in the Fourth Gospel 122
Conclusion John, the Universal Gospel 128
The Place of Johannine Thought and Symbolism in Early Christianity 128
Johannine Thought and Symbolism as Representative of the Religious Quest 132
App. A. The Johannine Epistles and the Gospel of John 136
App. B. The Women of the Gospel of John 147
Bibliography 155
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