The Gospel of John in Christian History

Essays for Interpreters

By J. Louis Martyn

The Gospel of John in Christian History

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  • ISBN: 9781592449057
  • Pages: 156
  • Publication Date: 9/30/2004
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
Web Price: $16.80

The Gospel of John in Christian History

Essays for Interpreters

By J. Louis Martyn

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592449057
  • Pages: 156
  • Publication Date: 9/30/2004
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80

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Where are we to locate the Gospel of John within the complex history of early Christian thought and life? Can we discern, for example, some of the patterns of christological confession which immediately preceded the Evangelist's own labors, and are we thus able to see more clearly where John's remarkable and majestic views of Christ fit into the early history of christology? What kind of community was the church in which John lived and worked? Can we identify some of the formative events in its life, and piece together at least a partial picture of the community's history, so as to see how it was related both to the synagogue and to other Christian groups of its time?

If we are to read and interpret the Gospel of John in its own setting, questions of this sort must be clearly posed, and they must be rigorously discussed on the basis of the text of the Gospel itself. The task is both crucial and demanding, and the present volume makes an important contribution to it by focusing on the issues of christology and ecclesiology. If other Johannine interpreters find here an angle of vision which is truly constructive for their own labors, the purpose of the volume will be fulfilled.

Contributors-

J. Louis Martyn

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J. Louis Martyn is the Edward Robinson Professor Emeritus of Biblical Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He is internationally recognized as the New Testament scholar who marked out new paths for a considerable part of Johannine studies by his classic volume, 'History and Theology in the Fourth Gospel'. He has also authored the highly acclaimed 'Anchor Bible' commentary on Galatians (1997), 'Theological Issues in the Letters of Paul '(1997), and co-edited 'Studies in Luke-Acts' (1966).

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