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Discovering John : content, interpretation, reception

Author: Ruth B Edwards
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2015.
Series: Discovering biblical texts.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this student-friendly introduction to the Gospel of John, Ruth B. Edwards illuminates the biblical text's content, interpretation, and historical reception. What is the purpose of John's Gospel? How does John relate to the religious thought of its day? What is distinctive about its message? How does it speak to our world today? Is it anti-Semitic? Edwards expertly guides readers through such questions, helping  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth B Edwards
ISBN: 9780802872401 0802872409
OCLC Number: 905089540
Description: xiv, 258 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Interpreting John: strategies for reading --
The question of authorship --
Traditions, sources and relation to the 'historical Jesus' --
Purpose, audience, place and date of composition --
Jesus' miracles as narrative theology --
Christological confessions and titles for Jesus --
Jesus' passion and resurrection --
Jesus: Word incarnate and Father's son --
Characters in John's story --
'Anti-Semitism'/'anti-Judaism' in John's gospel? --
'Replacement theology' and Jewish monotheism --
Conclusions: the value of John's gospel today.
Series Title: Discovering biblical texts.
Responsibility: Ruth B. Edwards.

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In this student-friendly introduction to the Gospel of John, Ruth B. Edwards illuminates the biblical text's content, interpretation, and historical reception. What is the purpose of John's Gospel? How does John relate to the religious thought of its day? What is distinctive about its message? How does it speak to our world today? Is it anti-Semitic? Edwards expertly guides readers through such questions, helping those interested in this provocative, sometimes enigmatic Gospel to discover the answers for themselves. (Back cover).

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