Encountering John (Encountering Biblical Studies Series)
The Gospel of John is a unique record of Jesus' deeds and sayings, supplying detailed narratives that differ from those found in the three Synoptic gospels. Professor Andreas Kostenberger ably guides readers through the main themes and theological emphases of...
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The Gospel of John is a unique record of Jesus' deeds and sayings, supplying detailed narratives that differ from those found in the three Synoptic gospels. Professor Andreas Kostenberger ably guides readers through the main themes and theological emphases of this enigmatic gospel. 288 pages, from Baker.
Surveys the content and theology of the Fourth Gospel. Includes photos, maps, line drawings, and and instructor's manual.
"Arguably the Gospel of John is the most widely read gospel and at the same time the gospel which is the most difficult to understand. Students who look for a comprehensive introduction into the Fourth Gospel need to look no further. A. Kstenberger has written the best college level introduction available. The book is packed with the most recent scholarship yet is not pedantic in its presentation of secondary sources. It regulary discusses differing views on numerous topics yet never loses its focus. It consistently introduces the reader into scholarly debates not for their own sake but for enhancing the understanding of the text of the Gospel. It demonstrates an admirable balance between historical, literary, and theological matters. And it seeks to help the reader to engage with the Gospel and with the Incarnate Word whom it portrays, on a personal level. I highly recommend the book."-- Eckhard, Schnabel, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois"The book combines expert scholarship with skillful and attractive methods of communication. It is exactly what students of the Fourth Gospel need both to provide them with the scholarly information and to guide and stimulate their own exploration of the Gospel and the many issues it raises. A splendid contribution to this new series."-- Richard Bauckham, St. Andrews University
Andreas J. Kostenberger (Drs., Vienna University of Economics, Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is Professor of New Testament/Director of Ph.D. Studies at South East Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest. He is also the editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and the author of numerous books including The Gospel of John (Baker Exegetical Commentary of the New Testament) Encountering the Gospel of John, The Book Study Concordance of the Greek New Testament, and The Missions of Jesus and the Disciples according to the Fourth Gospel.
He also translated Adolf Schlatter's two-volume New Testament Theology. His current publications include The Pastoral Epistles (Revised Expositor's Bible Commentary); A Theology of John's Gospel and Letters: The Word, the Christ, the Son of Godand The Cradle, The Cross and The Crown.
- Part 1: Encountering The Gospel Of John: Come On In!<br>	history, Literature, And Theology<br>part 2: Encountering The Word (john 1:1-18)<br>	the Incarnation Of The Word<br>part 3: Encountering The Earthly Jesus: The Mission To The Jews<br>(including Seven Signs) (john 1:19-12:50)<br>	jesus' Early Ministry And The Escalating Conflict<br>part 4: Encountering The Exalted Jesus: The Mission To The World (john 13-20)<br>	jesus' Farewell, Passion, Resurrection, And The Commissioning Of His Followers<br>part 5: Encountering The One Who Calls Us To Follow (john 21)<br>	what It Means To Follow Jesus	epilogue: John In The Context Of Scripture<br>appendixes<br>	the History Of Interpretation Of John's Gospel<br>	john's Gospel And The Study Of The Historical Jesus<br>excursuses<br>notes<br>glossary<br>select Annotated Bibliography<br>tools For Study<br>indexes