John

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2006 - Religion - 204 pages

The Gospel of John is one of the most beloved books in the Christian canon. Its stories and images have long captured the imaginations of Christians. Not only is it one of the most popular writings of the New Testament, but many aspects of its style and outlook are distinctive. In this clear, thorough, and accessible commentary on the Gospel of John, scholars Gail O'Day and Susan Hylen explore and explain this Gospel's distinctive qualities.

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Contents

Literary Features
7
Theology
13
THE BEGINNINGS OF JESUS MINISTRY
21
The Opening of Jesus Ministry
34
Jesus and Nicodemus
40
The Final Witness of John the Baptist
48
Jesus Heals an Officials Son
58
The Bread of Life
71
The Raising of Lazarus
112
The Prelude to JesusHour
121
THE ARRIVAL OF JESUSHOUR
135
The Farewell Discourse
142
THE EVENTS OF JESUS HOUR
169
The Crucifixion and Burial
184
The Resurrection
191
A Resurrection Appearance in Galilee
199

Jesus at the Festival of Booths
80
Jesus Heals a Man Blind from Birth
97
Jesus the Gate and the Shepherd
103
Works Cited 205
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Page 51 - But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for such the Father seeks to worship him.
Page 40 - For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
Page 194 - ... locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, "Peace be with you.
Page 74 - For I have come down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him who sent me ; and this is the will
Page 98 - I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day : the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Page 196 - And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Page 135 - Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
Page 40 - The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.
Page 34 - AND the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee ; and the mother of Jesus was there : 2 And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. 3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine.
Page 136 - If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.

About the author (2006)

Susan E. Hylen is the Mellon Assistant Professor of New Testament at Vanderbilt University. Gail R. O'Day is Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affair and A. H. Shatford Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

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