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What We Have Heard from the Beginning

The Past, Present and Future of Johannine Studies

Tom Thatcher (editor)

ISBN: 9781602580107

Publication Date: Sep 2007

Format: Paperback

The study of the Johannine Literature has seen a proliferation of new approaches, as well as innovative exegetical and theological conclusions. This volume surveys the emerging landscape from the perspective of scholars who have shaped the field.

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The past fifty years have seen powerful shifts in the methods and objectives of Biblical Studies. The study of the Johannine Literature, in particular, has seen a proliferation of new approaches, as well as innovative exegetical and theological conclusions. This volume surveys the emerging landscape from the perspective of scholars who have shaped the field. Written in a conversational and reflective tone, the articles offer an excellent overview of major issues in the study of the Fourth Gospel and 1-2-3 John.
Pages 443
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Sep 2007
Publisher Baylor University Press
Subject/s The historical Jesus   Biblical exegesis & hermeneutics  
  • Abbreviations
  • Preface: The Purpose and Plan of This Book
  • Tom Thatcher
  • 1 Second Thoughts on the Fourth Gospel
  • John Ashton
  • Response: Why Should Historical Criticism Continue to have a Place in Johannine Studies?
  • Wendy E. S. North
  • 2 In Search of a New Synthesis
  • Johannes Beutler
  • Response: Johannine Exegesis in Transition: Johannes Beutler's Search for a New Synthesis
  • Carsten Claussen
  • 3 The Scriptures and the Words and Works of Jesus
  • Peder Borgen
  • Response: Living Word(s) and the Bread of Life
  • Michael Labahn
  • 4 Three Revolutions, a Funeral, and Glimmers of a Challenging Dawn
  • Thomas L. Brodie
  • Response: Inspecting an Aerial Photograph of John's Engagement with Sources
  • Catrin H. Williams
  • 5 Reflections Upon a Johannine Pilgrimage
  • D. A. Carson
  • Response: Progress and Regress in Recent Johannine Scholarship: Reflections Upon the Road Ahead
  • Andreas J. K"stenberger
  • 6 Pursuing the Elusive
  • R. Alan Culpepper
  • Response: To What End, Methodology?
  • Stan Harstine
  • 7 The Gospel and the Epistles of John Read against the Background of the History of the Johannine Communities
  • Marinus de Jonge
  • Response: The Combination of a Literary and a Historical Approach to the Gospel of John
  • Peter G. Kirchschlaeger
  • 8 The Gospel of John and the Signs Gospel
  • Robert T. Fortna
  • Response: The Fourth Gospel in First-Century Media Culture
  • Tom Thatcher
  • 9 What's the Meaning of This?: Relections Upon a Life and Career
  • Robert Kysar
  • Response: Is History History?
  • David Rensberger
  • 10 The Johannine Community among Jewish and Other Early Christian Communities
  • J. Louis Martyn
  • Response: Reading History in the Fourth Gospel
  • Adele Reinhartz
  • 11 Into Narrative and Beyond
  • Francis J. Moloney
  • Response: The Beyond
  • Mary Coloe
  • 12 The Prologue and Chapter 17 of the Gospel of John
  • John F. O'Grady
  • Response: The Prologue and Jesus' Final Prayer
  • Dorothy Lee
  • 13 The Signs of the Messiah and the Quest for Eternal Life
  • John Painter
  • Response: The Johannine Conception of Authentic Faith as a Response to the Divine Initiative
  • Paul N. Anderson
  • 14 Reflecting Upon Thirty Years
  • Sandra M. Schneiders
  • Response: Ideologies Past and Present
  • Colleen Conway
  • 15 Johannine Studies and the Geopolitical: a Reflection Upon Absence and Irruption
  • Fernando F. Segovia
  • Response: Toward an Interdisciplinary Approach to Johannine Studies
  • Francisco Lozada Jr.
  • 16 The Problem of History in John
  • D. Moody Smith
  • Response: Genre, Sources, and History
  • Craig S. Keener
  • 17 Tradition, Exegetical Formation, and the Leuven Hypothesis
  • Gilbert Van Belle
  • Response: The Leuven Hypothesis in C/catholic Perspective
  • Peter J. Judge
  • 18 The Road Ahead-Three Aspects of Johannine Scholarship
  • Urban C. von Wahlde
  • Response: Combining Key Methodologies in Johannine Studies
  • Felix Just
Tom Thatcher is Professor of Biblical Studies at Cincinnati Christian University.

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