Studying John: Approaches to the Fourth Gospel

Studying John: Approaches to the Fourth Gospel

by John Ashton
     
 

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Is historical criticism of the New Testament dead? In this telling collection of eight new studies on John's Gospel, the author of the acclaimed Understanding the Fourth Gospel argues that this is very far from the case. Challenging the assumptions of methodologies that ignore the historical context in which the Gospel was composed, Ashton offers a spirited defense

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Is historical criticism of the New Testament dead? In this telling collection of eight new studies on John's Gospel, the author of the acclaimed Understanding the Fourth Gospel argues that this is very far from the case. Challenging the assumptions of methodologies that ignore the historical context in which the Gospel was composed, Ashton offers a spirited defense of historical criticism and provides practical demonstrations of the many new insights that it can still yield.

The first two chapters treat in greater depth two key themes (the Prologue of John and the Jews) which appeared in the author's earlier work. A third chapter supplements and corrects this larger work. The rest of the book explores further facets of the Gospel, and at the same time exposes some of the serious theoretical weaknesses in much recent writing on the Gospel.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"There is much in this book to appeal to more traditional scholars of the fourth gospel."—Expository Times

"Much insight is packed into these pages."—Cross Currents

"Stimulating ... beautifully written."—Theology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198269793
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Clarendon Paperbacks Series
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.61(d)
Lexile:
1500L (what's this?)

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