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Love in the Gospel of John: An Exegetical, Theological, and Literary Study

Love in the Gospel of John: An Exegetical, Theological, and Literary Study

by Francis J. SDB Moloney
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The command to love is central to the Gospel of John. Internationally respected scholar Francis Moloney offers a thorough exploration of this theme, focusing not only on Jesus's words but also on his actions. Instead of merely telling people that they must love one another, Jesus acts to make God's love known and calls all who follow him to do the same.

This capstone work on John's Gospel uses a narrative approach to delve deeply into a theme at the heart of the Fourth Gospel and the life of the Christian church. Uniting rigorous exegesis with theological and pastoral insight, it makes a substantive contribution to contemporary Johannine scholarship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801049286
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Francis J. Moloney, SDB (DPhil, University of Oxford), is a Senior Professorial Fellow of Australian Catholic University at its Melbourne campus. He is the former Provincial Superior of the Salesians of Don Bosco for Australia and the Pacific region and former Katharine Drexel Professor of Religious Studies and dean of the School of Theology at the Catholic University of America. Father Moloney is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, a Member of the Order of Australia, and the author of more than forty books. He is also a member of the editorial board for Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament.

Table of Contents

1. Entering the World of John's Gospel
2. The Mission of Jesus: To Make God Known
3. The Hour Has Not Yet Come
4. Love in Action, Discourse, and Prayer: John 13:1-38; 15:12-17; 17:1-26
5. "It Is Finished": John 18:1-19:42
6. "Love One Another as I Have Loved You": John 20:1-31; 21:1-25
7. "Those Who Have Not Seen and Yet Believe": John 20:29

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