Social Science Commentary On The Gospel Of John

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This work assembles and catalogs the values, conflicts, and mores of ancient Mediterranean culture pertinent to the Fourth Gospel. In many ways, the authors disclose, the Fourth Gospel addresses an alienated antisociety, fundamentally at odds with its predominant culture. With its unique format, charts, and photos, this social-science commentary is the ideal companion for the study of the Fourth Gospel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800629922
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/5/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 1,147,150
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
The Gospel of John: Outline of the Gospel and Reading Scenarios 23
I Prologue: Presenting Jesus, Israel's Messiah - The Source of Light and Life That Makes Us Children of God 29
II Presenting Jesus of Nazareth, Israel's Messiah 43
III Jesus Began Bringing Life to Israel: From Galilee to Jerusalem and Back 65
IV Jesus' Bringing Life to Israel Provoked Controversy in Jerusalem and Galilee 108
V Jesus Brought Light and Life to the Jerusalem Temple 139
VI Judeans' Reaction to Jesus' Bringing Light and Life to Jerusalem 168
VII As His Last Public Act, Jesus Brought Life to a Beloved Friend (Like Us) 193
VIII The Close of the Story of Jesus' Public Offer of Light and Life to Israel 209
IX Passover in Jerusalem: What Jesus Said and Did During His Last Meal with His Friends (Like Us) 217
X Jesus Was Lifted Up and Gave His Spirit to Us: His Process of Ascent 249
XI God's Vindication of Jesus: Jesus Ascends to God and Descends to His Friends 278
XII Addendum: Another Descent and Appearance of the Risen Jesus 287
XIII Epilogue: Group Attestation to the Author's Veracity 291
Later Insertion: Jesus Rescues a Woman Caught in Adultery (7:53-8:1-11) 291
App Gospel Notations 295
Bibliography 321
Index: Reading Scenarios 325
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