Tag Archives: Gospel of John

Self-Serving Wealth Isn’t the Plan of God

Luther remarks (in his Sermons on John) It is a fact that the nobility today regards all other classes as a stench in their nostrils. God did not grant you your nobility as a cause for conceit, but for useful … Continue reading

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Dilly Winner of the Week: Paul Oestreicher

This week’s winner is Paul Oestreicher, for this dilettantish piece in the Guardian in which he, without foundation or exegetical reason, asserts that Jesus was gay and in love with ‘John’ whom Oestreicher equates with the ‘beloved disciple’. … That … Continue reading

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The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel: Issues and Commentary

This isn’t a new book.  It was actually published 10, nearly 11 years ago now.  But in light of the resurgence of interest in Johannine historical issues (thanks in large part to the work of the SBL John, Jesus and … Continue reading

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Richard Bauckham as the Clark Lecturer at Duke

These are free public lectures. No pre-registration is necessary. Bauckham will lecture on Individualism and Community in the Gospel of John. Schedule Lecture 1 Thursday, February 24, 2011 4:00-5:15 p.m. 0016 Westbrook, Duke Divinity School Lecture 2 Friday, February 25, … Continue reading

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Another Guest Post by Paul Anderson

I’m so very appreciative of Paul’s interaction with my review.  Below, his response to Part Two of it. I appreciate Jim West’s engagement with some of the important features of chapter 7 in Part 2, “Addressing the Johannine Riddles” and this … Continue reading

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A Guest Post by Paul Anderson

I’ve been reviewing Paul’s The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel (here).    What follows is Paul’s response to that review to this point.  I appreciate his work and I appreciate his interaction. Dear Jim, Thanks for your thoughtful and careful … Continue reading

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The Gospel of John: The New International Commentary on the New Testament

J. Ramsey Michaels is the author of this very new massive volume on the Gospel of John which consists of a lengthy introduction in seven parts and exposition in five.  You can read an excerpt here.  The awesome folk at … Continue reading

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Will the Gospel of John Become the Foundation of a ‘Fourth’ Quest for the Historical Jesus

The Sheffieldians don’t seem to think so while Paul Anderson does seem to think so.  So this is quite a conundrum: on the one hand we have M. Casey’s new volume questing for an Aramaic Jesus and Michaels describing (in … Continue reading

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