Becoming Children of God

John's Radical Gospel and Radical Discipleship

By Wes Howard-Brook

Foreword by Ched Myers

Becoming Children of God

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  • ISBN: 9781592444014
  • Pages: 528
  • Publication Date: 10/21/2003
  • Retail Price: $51.00
Web Price: $40.80
Web Price: $40.80

Becoming Children of God

John's Radical Gospel and Radical Discipleship

By Wes Howard-Brook

Foreword by Ched Myers

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592444014
  • Pages: 528
  • Publication Date: 10/21/2003
  • Retail Price: $51.00
Web Price: $40.80

About-

'Becoming Children of God' offers a fresh and original commentary on the Gospel of John as a narrative inviting readers -- both in the evangelist's time and our own -- to a radical commitment to follow Jesus from within a spirit-filled community. This reading is grounded in a "poetics of biblical narrative" that balances attention to historical, ideological, and aesthetic aspects of John's Gospel while highlighting its relevance for today.

By committing himself to a close analysis of the text as "symbolic action" Howard-Brook makes it clear how John's Gospel fairly bristles with references to societal conditions that demand a direct response. Throughout the commentary, his close attention to literary structure as well as social background yields new insights into the often-obscure message of the Fourth Gospel.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Clear and readable . . . This call to radical discipleship both challenges and supports activists and churches."

'The Christian Century'


"Combines a passionate commitment to Christian witness with thoughtful reading of the biblical text."

'The Bible Today'


"Howard-Brooks' commentary presents an engaged interpretation rooted in the political context of the United States. I highly recommend it."

Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Harvard Divinity School


"His brilliant journey through John will inspire activists and academics alike to a deeper understanding."

James Douglass, 'The Nonviolent Coming of God

Contributors-

Wes Howard-Brook
Ched Myers

Bio(s)-

Wes Howard-Brook is adult educator, writer, and staff at the Intercommunity Peace and Justice Center in Seattle, Washington. His other books include 'John's Gospel and the Renewal of the Church' and (with Anthony Gwyther) 'Unveiling Empire: Reading Revelation Then and Now'.

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