Written That You May Believe: Encountering Jesus in the Fourth Gospel / Edition 1

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Written That You May Believe has quickly become a standard text for the feminist-informed study of the Gospel of John. Scholars have hailed its publication and dedicated a session at the American Academy of Religion to discuss its message. Lay readers have welcomed it as a companion in opening up the meaning of the Fourth Gospel, and small groups have begun using it as a guide in their devotional reading. This revised edition, enriched with new chapters from Sandra Schneiders and a study guide prepared by John C. Wronski offers new ways to nourish faith through the rich symbolism of the Gospel of John and an invitation to "dwell in" the liberating truth of Jesus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824519261
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 803,192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition
Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Entering the World of the Fourth Gospel
Ch. 1 The Fourth Gospel as Sacred Scripture 9
Ch. 2 The Fourth Gospel as Text 23
Ch. 3 The Theology and Spirituality of the Fourth Gospel 48
Ch. 4 Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel 63
Ch. 5 Commitment in the Fourth Gospel 78
Ch. 6 Women in the Fourth Gospel 93
Pt. 2 Encountering Jesus Through Symbolic Narrative in the Fourth Gospel
Ch. 7 Born Anew (John 3:1-15) 117
Ch. 8 Inclusive Discipleship (John 4:1-42) 126
Ch. 9 Choosing to See or Not to See (John 5:1-18 and 9:1-44) 149
Ch. 10 The Community of Eternal Life (John 11:1-53) 171
Ch. 11 A Community of Friends (John 13:1-20) 184
Ch. 12 Seeing and Believing in the Glorified Jesus (John 20:1-10) 202
Ch. 13 Encountering and Proclaiming the Risen Jesus (John 20:11-18) 211
Ch. 14 Contemplation and Ministry (John 21:1-14) 224
Pt. 3 A Feminist Reexamination of the Authorship of the Fourth Gospel
Ch. 15 "Because of the Woman's Testimony ..." 233
Bibliography 255
Study Guide 269
Index of Ancient Sources 297
Index of Names and Subjects 304
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