Encountering John: The Gospel in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective

Andreas J. Köstenberger

Encountering John: The Gospel in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective
Encountering John: The Gospel in Historical, Literary, and Theological Perspective

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Series: Encountering Biblical Studies
Categories: John

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In this updated edition of his successful textbook, leading evangelical New Testament scholar Andreas Köstenberger offers a survey of John's gospel that is informed by current scholarship but written at an accessible level. The book has been revised throughout and features a new interior design. Photos, sidebars, and other pedagogical aids are included.

  • Contents
  • To the Student
  • Before You Begin . . .
  • Part 1: Encountering the Gospel of John: Come On In!
    • 1. History: How John's Gospel Came to Be
    • 2. Literature: Mapping John's Story
    • 3. Theology: John's Major Themes 
  • Part 2: Encountering the Word (John 1:1-18)
    • 4. The Incarnation of the Word (1:1-18)
  • Part 3: Encountering the Earthly Jesus: The Mission to the Jews (Including Seven Signs) (John 1:19-12:50)
    • 5. Jesus's Early Ministry (Part 1): Signs 1-2 (1:19-2:25)
    • 6. Jesus's Early Ministry (Part 2): Sign 3 (3:1-4:54)
    • 7. Escalating Conflict (Part 1): Signs 4-5 (5:1-6:71)
    • 8. Escalating Conflict (Part 2) (7:1-8:59)
    • 9. Escalating Conflict (Part 3): Sign 6 (9:1-10:42)
    • 10. Escalating Conflict (Part 4): Sign 7 (11:1-12:50)
  • Part 4: Encountering the Exalted Jesus: The Mission to the World (John 13-20)
    • 11. Jesus's Farewell (Part 1) (Chap. 13)
    • 12. Jesus's Farewell (Part 2) (Chaps. 14-16)
    • 13. Jesus's Farewell (Part 3): Jesus's Parting Prayer (Chap. 17)
    • 14. Jesus's Passion, Resurrection, and Commissioning of His Followers (Chaps. 18-20)
  • Part 5: Encountering the One Who Calls Us to Follow(John 21)
    • 15. What It Means to Follow Jesus (Chap. 21)
    • 16. Epilogue: John in the Context of Scripture
  • Appendix 1: The History of the Interpretation of John's Gospel
  • Appendix 2: John's Gospel and the Study of the Historical Jesus
  • Tools for Study
  • Excursuses
  • Glossary
  • Indexes


Pages: 304
Publisher: Baker Academic
Published: 2013
ISBN-10: 0801049164
ISBN-13: 9780801049163

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