Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel: Meaning, Mystery, Community

Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel: Meaning, Mystery, Community

by Craig R. Koester
     
 

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Craig Koester's respected study uses the symbolic language of the Gospel of John as a focus to explore "the Gospel's literary dimensions, social and historical context, and theological import." This edition is fully revised and updated and includes a number of new sections on such topics as Judas and the knowledge of God. Fresh treatments are given on a number… See more details below

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Craig Koester's respected study uses the symbolic language of the Gospel of John as a focus to explore "the Gospel's literary dimensions, social and historical context, and theological import." This edition is fully revised and updated and includes a number of new sections on such topics as Judas and the knowledge of God. Fresh treatments are given on a number of issues, including the Gospel's Christology. This new edition offers both new insights and proven worth for students and scholars alike.

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Marianne Meye Thompson
Koester devotes far more space to probing the earthly images and the way in which symbols aid us in apprehending divine reality than he does on the referent of the image, or the divine reality itself. While the approach leaves us with helpful information about the symbols themselves and how they are intended to function, it leaves us with far less a grasp of the reality that they are supposed to convey.
Society of Biblical Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451405422
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
02/19/2003
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
File size:
3 MB

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