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John, His Gospel, and Jesus: In Pursuit of the Johannine Voice (Paperback)
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John, His Gospel, and Jesus: In Pursuit of the Johannine Voice (Paperback)

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In this volume Stanley Porter tackles a wide variety of important and often highly contentious topics within John's Gospel as a means of defining and capturing the distinctive Johannine voice. Topics discussed include John's Gospel in relation to competing Gospels, the public proclamation of Jesus in John, the sources of John's Gospel, John's prologue, the "I Am" sayings, the notion of truth, the Passover theme, and the ending of John's Gospel. Each chapter, besides surveying representative research, puts forward new and insightful proposals regarding the topics concerned. Porter does not shy away from topics that have often perplexed Johannine scholars, and he confronts some of the viewpoints that have led to confusion in the field. Significantly, each chapter considers the Johannine voice as it represents, presents, and treats Jesus, grounding the book in the wider field of Gospel and New Testament investigation.

Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
ISBN: 9780802871701
Number of pages: 309
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
R. Alan Culpepper
McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University
"Stanley Porter has given us a rare book, neither an introduction nor a commentary, probing and precise but not technical. He starts by reminding us that the Gospel of John is, after all, about Jesus, and he listens for John's distinctive voice. Along the way, he examines various aspects of the Gospel, cutting through complicated debates with refreshing clarity. As a result, John, His Gospel, and Jesus leads readers on a rewarding exploration of the Gospel, while marking paths for further thought and future explorers."
Paul N. Anderson
George Fox University
"In this bold and insightful book on John, Stanley Porter plies the same rigorous scholarship he has demonstrated in Synoptic studies toward discerning the authentic voice of the Fourth Gospel. . . . Refusing to relegate the Johannine Gospel to the product of a backwater, sectarian community, Porter restores it to its rightful place at the table at the center of Gospel and Jesus studies alike. This book will make waves; it is good."
Craig A. Evans
Acadia Divinity College
"Stanley Porter's studies on the Gospel of John are rich with grammatical, textual, and exegetical insights. Readers will especially appreciate how he integrates John's prologue, the I am' statements, and chapter 21 into the Gospel as a whole, in welcome contrast to scholarship that historically has tended to interpret these elements as in various ways alien or supplemental. Porter is a keen critic and master interpreter. Scholars as well as students have much to learn from him."
Craig L. Blomberg
Denver Seminary
"These studies by Stanley Porter help to rehabilitate the Fourth Gospel when compared with the Synoptics. There is evidence that it is earlier, more unified, more historical, and more in line with mainstream early Christian theology than is often granted. This book is a welcome addition to the growing number of works treating John from this positive perspective.""
Theological Studies
"Refreshing and interesting. . . . A book to be warmly recommended for its fresh treatment of Johannine issues."

R. Alan Culpepper
McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University
"Stanley Porter has given us a rare book, neither an introduction nor a commentary, probing and precise but not technical. He starts by reminding us that the Gospel of John is, after all, about Jesus, and he listens for John's distinctive voice. Along the way, he examines various aspects of the Gospel, cutting through complicated debates with refreshing clarity. As a result, John, His Gospel, and Jesusleads readers on a rewarding exploration of the Gospel, while marking paths for further thought and future explorers."

Paul N. Anderson
George Fox University
"In this bold and insightful book on John, Stanley Porter plies the same rigorous scholarship he has demonstrated in Synoptic studies toward discerning the authentic voice of the Fourth Gospel. ... Refusing to relegate the Johannine Gospel to the product of a backwater, sectarian community, Porter restores it to its rightful place at the table at the center of Gospel and Jesus studies alike. This book will make waves; it is good."

Craig A. Evans
Acadia Divinity College
"Stanley Porter's studies on the Gospel of John are rich with grammatical, textual, and exegetical insights. Readers will especially appreciate how he integrates John's prologue, the I am' statements, and chapter 21 into the Gospel as a whole, in welcome contrast to scholarship that historically has tended to interpret these elements as in various ways alien or supplemental. Porter is a keen critic and master interpreter. Scholars as well as students have much to learn from him."

Craig L. Blomberg
Denver Seminary
"These studies by Stanley Porter help to rehabilitate the Fourth Gospel when compared with the Synoptics. There is evidence that it is earlier, more unified, more historical, and more in line with mainstream early Christian theology than is often granted. This book is a welcome addition to the growing number of works treating John from this positive perspective.""
Theological Studies
-Refreshing and interesting. . . . A book to be warmly recommended for its fresh treatment of Johannine issues.-

R. Alan Culpepper
-- McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University
-Stanley Porter has given us a rare book, neither an introduction nor a commentary, probing and precise but not technical. He starts by reminding us that the Gospel of John is, after all, about Jesus, and he listens for John's distinctive voice. Along the way, he examines various aspects of the Gospel, cutting through complicated debates with refreshing clarity. As a result, John, His Gospel, and Jesusleads readers on a rewarding exploration of the Gospel, while marking paths for further thought and future explorers.-

Paul N. Anderson
-- George Fox University
-In this bold and insightful book on John, Stanley Porter plies the same rigorous scholarship he has demonstrated in Synoptic studies toward discerning the authentic voice of the Fourth Gospel. . . . Refusing to relegate the Johannine Gospel to the product of a backwater, sectarian community, Porter restores it to its rightful place at the table -- at the center of Gospel and Jesus studies alike. This book will make waves; it is good.-

Craig A. Evans
-- Acadia Divinity College
-Stanley Porter's studies on the Gospel of John are rich with grammatical, textual, and exegetical insights. Readers will especially appreciate how he integrates John's prologue, the I am' statements, and chapter 21 into the Gospel as a whole, in welcome contrast to scholarship that historically has tended to interpret these elements as in various ways alien or supplemental. Porter is a keen critic and master interpreter. Scholars as well as students have much to learn from him.-

Craig L. Blomberg
-- Denver Seminary
-These studies by Stanley Porter help to rehabilitate the Fourth Gospel when compared with the Synoptics. There is evidence that it is earlier, more unified, more historical, and more in line with mainstream early Christian theology than is often granted. This book is a welcome addition to the growing number of works treating John from this positive perspective.-

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