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Overview Every aspect of the study of John is represented in this book, including the historical origins of the Johannine community, the religious traditions in the gospel within and beyond early Christianity, the Fourth Gospel's literary dimensions and theological concerns, and the distinctive challenges presented by the Gospel's interpretation.
In "Exploring the Gospel of John," scholars of international standing gather to honor D. Moody Smith by examining the trails he has blazed in Johannine scholarship. Every aspect of the study of John is represented in this book, including the historical origins of the Johannine community, the religious traditions in the gospel within and beyond early Christianity, the Fourth Gospel's literary dimensions and theological concerns, and the distinctive challenges presented by the Gospel's interpretation. This book is indispensable for all interested in the Fourth Gospel. For researchers, it summarizes the modern history of Johannine scholarship as it points the way for its advancement in the next century. For pastors and students, it offers a comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable guide to this important New Testament book.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.03" Width: 6.09" Height: 1.02" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1996
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664220835 ISBN13 9780664220839
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Soundings Sep 2, 2007
This book contains 20 essays written to honor Professor D. Moody Smith, in recognition of his brilliant and extensive contributions to Johannine studies. The authors collectively deliver a broad, up to date cross section of the discipline. Anyone genuinely interested in Johannine literature can't go wrong buying a volume that brings together such names (listed randomly) as C.K. Barrett, J. Louis Martyn, Marianne Thompson, Alan Culpepper, Stephen Smalley, John Painter, to mention only a few. The essays are arranged in five sections, dealing with (1) the history of the Johannine community, (2) the traditions behind the Gospel of John, (3) its literary aspects, (4) its theology, and (5) "appropriating [its] proclamation" (interpretation and application). This is not merely a formal arrangement: As Robert Kysar points out in the introductory essay, Smith's work extends over all these five fields of study. The word "Exploring" of the title evokes what the Preface calls "provisional surveys of forested terrain, soundings of the depths." Written in understandable language, albeit a scholarly tone, each of the essays will open to the careful reader new ways to read and understand the Fourth Gospel.