By Paul N. Anderson, Felix Just
During the last centuries, many students have thought of the Gospel of John off-limits for all quests for the historic Jesus. That stance, despite the fact that, creates a brand new set of difficulties that have to be addressed thoughtfully. The essays during this e-book, reflecting the continued deliberations of a global crew of Johannine and Jesus students, severely investigate fundamental assumptions of the regular view: the dehistoricization of John and the de-Johannification of Jesus. The ways taken listed below are assorted, together with cognitive-critical advancements of Johannine reminiscence, exact features of the Johannine witness, new historicism, Johannine-Synoptic relatives, and clean analyses of Johannine conventional improvement. as well as delivering cutting-edge stories of Johannine stories and Jesus stories, this quantity attracts jointly an rising consensus that sees the Gospel of John as an independent culture with its personal standpoint, in discussion with different traditions. via this hard of severe and standard assumptions alike, new ways to Johns age-old riddles emerge, and the floor is cleared for brand spanking new and artistic methods ahead. The individuals are Paul Anderson; D. A. Carson; Colleen M. Conway; Paula Fredriksen; Felix simply, S.J.; Robert Kysar; Andrew Lincoln; John Painter; Sidney Palmer; Mark Allan Powell; D. Moody Smith; Tom Thatcher; Marianne Meye Thompson; Gilbert Van Belle; and Jack Verheyden.