Encountering Jesus: Character Studies in the Gospel of John

Encountering Jesus: Character Studies in the Gospel of John

by Cornelis Bennema

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781842276662
Publisher: Authentic UK
Publication date: 11/13/2009
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Cornelis Bennema is Associate Professor of New Testament at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies in Bangalore, India. He is the author of The Power of Saving Wisdom and Excavating John’s Gospel.

Table of Contents

Preface viii

Abbreviations ix

1 Introduction 1

2 John - Witness Par Excellence 22

3 The World - Enveloped in Darkness but Loved by God 31

4 'The Jews' - Opponents Par Excellence 38

5 Andrew and Philip - Finders of People 47

6 Simon Peter - A Shepherd in the Making 53

7 Nathanael - The Genuine Israelite 64

8 The Mother of Jesus - A Catalyst in His Ministry 69

9 Nicodemus - In the Twilight Zone 77

10 The Samaritan Woman - An Unexpected Bride 86

11 The Royal Official - His Word Is Enough for Me 94

12 The Invalid at the Pool - A Lame Response 100

13 The Crowd - A Faceless, Divided Mass 110

14 The Twelve - Slow but Sticky 117

15 Judas Iscariot - The Black Sheep of the Family 127

16 The Man Born Blind - Once I Was Blind but Now I See 136

17 Martha - The Ideal Johannine Confessor 145

18 Mary of Bethany - At Jesus' Feet 151

19 Lazarus - The Dead Shall Hear His Voice 157

20 Thomas - Let Me See and Touch 164

21 The Beloved Disciple - The Unique Eyewitness 171

22 Pilate - Securing a Hollow Victory 183

23 Joseph of Arimathea - Faith and Fear 190

24 Mary Magdalene - Recognizing the Shepherd's Voice 196

25 Conclusion 202

Bibliography 215

Index of Authors 226

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