The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary

The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary

by David F. Ford
The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary

The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary

by David F. Ford


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Christianity Today 2023 Book Award Finalist (Biblical Studies)

John is a Gospel of abundant truth, life, and love. David Ford, one of the world's leading Christian theologians, invites readers into a fresh, profound encounter with Jesus through the Gospel of John in this comprehensive theological commentary. This commentary will appeal to a wide audience, including pastors, church leaders, and other readers interested in the intersection of theology and spirituality. It will also be of interest to professors and students doing research on John and the reception of the Gospel in Christian theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540964083
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/07/2021
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

David F. Ford (PhD, University of Cambridge) is Regius Professor of Divinity Emeritus at the University of Cambridge, England, and a Fellow of Selwyn College. His publications include Meaning and Truth in 2 Corinthians (with Frances Young), Self and Salvation: Being Transformed, Christian Wisdom: Desiring God and Learning in Love, and The Shape of Living.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why John? Why Now?
John 1:1-18 The Unsurpassable Horizon: God and All Reality, Jesus and Us, Ultimate Mystery and Intimacy
John 1:19-51 The Formation of a Learning Community
John 2:1-25 Signs of Glory and New Life
John 3:1-36 Astonishing Teaching
John 4:1-54 Two Surprising, Life-Giving Encounters
John 5:1-47 Into Controversy
John 6:1-71 Food in Abundance: Three Dramas and Four Courses
John 7:1-52 Danger and Division, Identity and Desire
John 8:1-59 A Drama of Bitterly Contested Identities
John 9:1-41 "He Opened My Eyes"
John 10:1-42 Wonderful Shepherd, Abundant Life, Father and Son
John 11:1-57 "The Dead Man Came Out"
John 12:1-50 "The Hour Has Come": Ultimate Glory, Attraction, and Decision
John 13:1-38 Love like Jesus—Utterly, Intimately, Vulnerably,
John 14:1-31 Comfort and More: Trusting, Dwelling, Praying, and Loving
John 15:1-27 "Abide in Me"
John 16:1-33 The Final Realism and Encouragement
John 17:1-26 The Summit of Love
John 18:1-40 Arrest and Trial
John 19:1-42 Condemnation and Crucifixion
John 20:1-31 "Mary!"—The
Free, Surprising Presence of the Crucified and Risen Jesus
John 21:1-25 The Ongoing Drama
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