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Author: Francis Moloney
Recognized as an innovative interpreter of the Gospel of John, for decades Francis J. Moloney has approached the sacred literature in a way that attends both to the details of the text and to the several contexts that gave life to the original story. This “text and context” approach continues to enrich the reading and interpretation of the Gospel in today’s world. Gospel of John: Text and Context gathers Francis Moloney’s key studies on John’s Gospel written over the course of his career. The three sections of the work comprise studies of Johannine history, theology, and research; exegetical studies ranging across all parts of the Johannine narrative; and an exploration of how the Fourth Gospel came to be understood as sacred Scripture.
Editor: Stibbe
This volume contains thirteen essays written between 1900 and today. Each of them takes as its starting point the Gospel of John as a literary unity. The volume as a whole traces literary studies of John back to the early 1900's and charts their development from then. Some of these essays are little known even to Johannine scholars. Others are recognized as classics in the field. Two of them are translations. This book is therefore a timely and indispensable resource for those interested in the history of the fourth gospel interpretation, and in examples of literary methods applied to John.
Author: Ruth Sheridan

the Gospel narratives. Specifically, this article reads the Gospel of John in light of narrative and Lacanian psychoanalytic theories of identity and alterity, particularly in view of understanding the Gospel’s commonly lamented polemic against οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι, “the Jews.” 3 
 Often the issue of Johannine

In: Biblical Interpretation
Author: Sookgoo Shin
In Ethics in the Gospel of John Sookgoo Shin seeks to challenge the dominant scholarly view of John’s ethics as an ineffective and unhelpful companion for moral formation. In order to demonstrate the relevance of John’s ethics, Shin argues that the development of discipleship in John’s Gospel should be understood as moral progress, which was a well-known moral concept in the ancient Mediterranean world. Having drawn an ethical model from the writings of Plutarch, this study aims to identify the undergirding ethical dynamic that shapes John’s moral structure by bringing out the implicit ethical elements that are embedded throughout John’s narratives, and thus suggests a way to read the whole Gospel ethically and appreciatively of its literary characteristics.
The essays in Reading the Gospel of John’s Christology as Jewish Messianism: Royal, Prophetic, and Divine Messiahs seek to interpret John’s Jesus as part of Second Temple Jewish messianic expectations. The Fourth Gospel is rarely considered part of the world of early Judaism. While many have noted John’s Jewishness, most have not understood John’s Messiah as a Jewish messiah.
The Johannine Jesus, who descends from heaven, is declared the Word made flesh, and claims oneness with the Father, is no less Jewish than other messiahs depicted in early Judaism. John’s Jesus is at home on the spectrum of early Judaism’s royal, prophetic, and divine messiahs
Author: Jason Ripley

1 Introduction Does the Gospel of John portray Jesus’ death as a sacrifice of atonement? 1 While an early interpreter of the Fourth Gospel, the author of 1 John, affirmed as much (1 John 1:7, 2:2, 4:10), 2 critical scholarship has been divided. This paper offers a new approach as a middle

In: Horizons in Biblical Theology

distinction. 13 The Gospel of John contains some of the most explicit subordinationist statements in the whole nt (e.g. “my Father is greater than I”, 14:28; cf. 5:19; 8:28; 8:50). Subordinationism does not simply occur for qualification, but is a consistent theme throughout the gospel. God is the sender

In: Horizons in Biblical Theology
Author: Reinhard Pummer

the Gospel of John that involve Samaritans, with an emphasis on the pericope that is best informed about the relations between Samaritans and Jews, viz. John 4:1–42. As is the case with the New Testament, Josephus needs to be used with caution for historical purposes, i.e. in writing his works the

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus

Reading the Gospel of John as an early Jewish text opens up many new ways of looking at the Gospel and its Christology, but as foreseen, it brings with it many challenges to established ways of understanding the Gospel, particularly its context, and its presentation of Jesus. 1 The contributors to

In: Reading the Gospel of John’s Christology as Jewish Messianism
Author: Peder Borgen
To Paul the traditions from and about Jesus had authority similar to that of the Scriptures: a logion or story served as text for paraphrastic expositions. Such expositions are also seen in John's Gospel. - It is insufficient to discuss 'John and the Synoptics'. A better scope is 'John within early gospel traditions'.- Paul and Philo maintain a cosmic understanding of Jesus and the Jewish people, respectively. Correspondingly, Jesus is seen in cosmological perspective in John's Prologue. Philo illuminates the role of God's logos relative to creation and revelation. - Archaeology testifies to the reliability of John's topographical references. Both John and Philo can combine theological and ideological elaborations with specific geographical references, historical events and religious feasts. The study has brought in material and perspectives which strengthen the view that the Gospel of John was independent of the other three written gospels.