Truth, Testimony, and Transformation

A New Reading of the "I Am" Sayings of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel

By Yung Suk Kim

Truth, Testimony, and Transformation

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Truth, Testimony, and Transformation

A New Reading of the "I Am" Sayings of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel

By Yung Suk Kim

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  • ISBN: 9781620322222
  • Pages: 102
  • Publication Date: 2/11/2014
  • Retail Price: $15.00
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About-

Investigating various contexts of the "I am" sayings in Jewish and Hellenistic traditions, including the immediate context of the Johannine community, Kim seeks to explore the themes and structure of the "I am" sayings of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel. In doing so, Kim demonstrates how the "I am" sayings of Jesus can be understood as Jesus' embodiment of God's presence--the Logos of God in the world--and how such a language can help transform the struggling community into a loving community for all through a new vision of the Logos.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"For many who turn away from the Gospel of John because of its exclusivism, this deceptively slim volume can be, as its title hints, transformational. Plunging directly to the 'I am' sayings, Kim sketches a new way to truth and life, by reading John metaphorically and historically in a Jewish context and showing how the meaning of the 'I am' sayings changes when they are read functionally, as descriptions of Jesus' work. The result is a serious challenge to traditional views of Johannine theology."
--R. Alan Culpepper, Mercer University

"In his capacity to synthesize critical theory and to apply the results to the biblical text, Yung Suk Kim has few peers among contemporary New Testament scholars. Kim deploys the most challenging philosophical frameworks with facility, and communicates the results simply and clearly, keeping his focus on the real-life struggles of Christian readers in a pluralistic context."
--Laurence Welborn, Fordham University

"Yung Suk Kim's Truth, Testimony, and Transformation strikes a delicate balance between genuine piety and rigorous biblical scholarship, according to the conventions of the academic discipline. Such faithful, accessible exposition makes the Fourth Gospel sayings much more useful as an instrument for empowering devotion rather than as a 'tool of empire.' This work is lyrical in its tone and liberative in its scope."
--JoAnne Marie Terrell, Chicago Theological Seminary

"This book would be worth reading just for the critical interrogation of numerous cherished assumptions in Johannine interpretation. . . . Kim challenges them all but, in addition, offers a constructive theological interpretation that sets Jesus squarely in his own historical Jewish context; attends to the nuanced ways the text transforms the reader; and commissions the reader to live abundantly in a globally, radically, inclusive way."
--Jaime Clark-Soles, Southern Methodist University

Contributors-

Yung Suk Kim

Bio(s)-

Yung Suk Kim is Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University in Richmond. Kim is the author of Christ's Body in Corinth (2008), A Theological Introduction to Paul's Letters (2011), Biblical Interpretation (2013), and A Transformative Reading of the Bible (2013). Kim is editor of the Journal of Bible and Human Transformation.

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