John's Apologetic Christology: Legitimation and Development in Johannine Christology - Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series (Hardback)James F. McGrath (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
'There is some especially interesting discussion of John 8:12-59 and 10:22-39 in which McGrath seeks to show how the Evangelist shapes the dialogue to answer potential Jewish objections. The theme of 'agency' is thoroughly explored, as are the tensions between Jesus as God's 'equal' and the Son's obedience to the Father.' Expository Times
'... Dell's analysis does demonstrate that wisdom literature and thinking, however defined, is not alien to the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures but is in a clear continuity with it. The demonstration of this point is a valuable contribution ...'. Perspectives in Religious Studies
"...McGrath's volume is a welcome addition to Johannine studies. It provides a clear and reasonable context for the development of John's christology." Journal of Religion
"This scholarly work is a fine study of Johannine christology.... thorough and fair..." The Bible Today
"McGrath's book, a revision of his Ph.D. dissertation directed by Professor James D.G. Dunn, endeavors to make a contribution to our understanding of the Christology of the Gospel of John....he is to be commended for identifying and redressing the relative neglect of social-scientific tools in the study of this subject." The Catholic Biblical Quarterly
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