Writings of John
The writings of John are some of the most foundational New Testament documents for today's Christians. Most evangelical teaching about the life of Jesus begins with the Gospel of John, and Christian teaching on the end times relies heavily on...
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The writings of John are some of the most foundational New Testament documents for today's Christians. Most evangelical teaching about the life of Jesus begins with the Gospel of John, and Christian teaching on the end times relies heavily on the book of Revelation. Students, pastors, and lay learners need solid, up-to-date resources like this book to responsibly study and understand John's writings. C. Marvin Pate addresses John's writings according to their logical divisions: the Gospel of John, the Johannine Epistles, and Revelation. Each section includes a thorough introduction to relevant interpretive issues, including historical background, cultural setting, and theological context. Pate presents a two-fold historical setting for John's gospel, encouraging readers to consider the text from the perspective of Jesus? day and from John's situation in Asia Minor sixty years later. He examines the Johannine epistles on issues like authorship, audience, and theological perspective. For the Apocalypse, Pate explores the challenges of John's first readers, the nature of apocalyptic literature, and the Roman imperial cult, including as well an explanation of how the church has interpreted Revelation over the years. With its thorough discussion, textbook design and four-color interior, The Writings of John sets the standard for introductory texts on biblical books or collections.
C. Marvin Pate (Ph.D., Marquette University) is chair, department of Christian theology and Elma Cobb Professor of Christian Theology at Ouachita Baptist University and pastor of DeGray Baptist Church. He was previously professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois.
He is the author of several books, including The End of the Age Has Come: The Theology of Paul; The Glory of Adam and the Afflictions of the Righteous: Pauline Suffering in Context (coauthored with Calvin B. Haines); Doomsday Delusions: What's Wrong With Predictions About the End of the World and Communities of the Last Days.
His most recent publications include The Writings of John: A Survey of the Gospel, Epistles, and Apocalypse (Zondervan, 2011); What Does the Future Hold?: Exploring Various Views on the End Times (Baker, 2010); Reading Revelation: A Comparison of Four Interpretive Translations of the Apocalypse (Kregel, 2009) and From Plato to Jesus: What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Theology? (Kregel, 2010) and From Plato to Jesus: What Does Philosophy Have to Do with Theology? (Kregel, 2010)
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