The Gospel of John and Christian Origins

The Gospel of John and Christian Origins

by John Ashton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451479829
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 01/04/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 844 KB

About the Author

John Ashton is a former lecturer in New Testament studies at Oxford University. He has written extensively on the Gospel of John, including Understanding the Fourth Gospel (1991; 2nd ed. 2007) and Studying John: Approaches to the Fourth Gospel (1998).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction 1

1 Moses 7

Excursus I The Gospel Genre 23

2 Consciousness of Genre 31

3 Chief Priests and Pharisees 45

4 The Essenes 57

Excursus II The Johannine Community 75

5 The Situation of the Gospel 85

6 The Apocalyptic Background 97

Excursus III The Changing Gospel 119

7 The Mission' of the Prophet 133

Excursus IV The Prologue: God's Plan for Humankind 145

8 Human or Divine? 157

9 The Johannine Christ 181

Conclusion 201

Bibliography 207

Index of Ancient Sources 217

Index of Names and Subjects 225

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