Critical Readings of John 6

Critical Readings of John 6

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A collection of essays on John 6 illustrating various current approaches to biblical interpretation. To understand this chapter, one must deal with most of the issues that confront serious readers of the Fourth Gospel. Historical issues and questions regarding the composition of the Gospel, the nature of the Johannine community, the literary design of the Gospel and its theology all come to focus in a unique way in John 6. The essays in this volume are written by ten of the leading Johannine scholars in America, Australia, Europe and Scandinavia. The collection, therefore, provides an overview of current Johannine scholarship and a showcase for the various methodologies now being used in Gospel studies.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 289 pages
  • 160 x 243.8 x 25.4mm | 657.72g
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9004105794
  • 9789004105799

Table of contents

List of Contributors

1. "The Sitz im Leben of the Johannine Bread of Life Discourse and Its Evolving Context", Paul N. Anderson
2. "Jesus and the Quest for Eternal Life", John Painter
3. "John 6: Tradition, Interpretation and Composition", Peder Borgen
4. "The Structure of John 6", Johannes Beutler, S.J.
5. "The Function of Prolepsis in the Interpretation of John 6", Francis J. Moloney, SDB
6. "John 6:15-21: Jesus Walking on Water as Narrative Embodiment of Johannine Christology", Gail R. O'Day
7. "The Dismantling of Decisional Faith: A Reading of John 6:25-71", Robert Kysar
8. "John 6:51c 58: Eucharist or Christology?", Maarten J.J. Menken
9. "The Johannine Schism and the Twelve (John 6:60-71)", Ludger Schenke
10. "Thinking about God: Wisdom and Theology in John 6", Marianne Meye Thompson
11. "John 6:Current Research in Retrospect", R. Alan Culpepper

Index of References
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Review quote

'...a rich collection of essays...'
D. Moody Smith, Religious Studies Review, 1999.
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About Johannes Beutler S.J.

R. Alan Culpepper, Ph.D. (1974), Duke University, is Dean of the Mercer School of Theology. His publications include John, the Son of Zebedee: The Life of a Legend (1994) and "Luke" in the New Interpreter's Bible, Vol. 9 (1995).
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