The Word of Life: A Theology of John's Gospel

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  • Copyright: 11/15/2008
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co

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"This work explores the major theological dimensions of John's Gospel, including God, the world and its people, Jesus, the crucifixion and resurrection, the Spirit, faith, and discipleship. The Word of Life by Craig Koester is notable for its comprehensive treatment of themes and its close, careful focus on the biblical text, on the narrative itself." "Koester interacts throughout with the best of current research and makes creative proposals about how to understand the many aspects of John's theology. His clear and highly readable guide to the theology of John's Gospel will serve a wide range of readers."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Craig R. Koester is professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota. His other books include Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel, Revelation and the End of All Things, and the Anchor Bible commentary on Hebrews

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Theological Shape of the Gospelp. 2
A History of Theological Questions from the Early Church to the Presentp. 12
Venturing Forwardp. 23
Godp. 25
God and the Wordp. 26
Creator and Giver of Lifep. 30
The Senderp. 33
God of the Cross and Resurrectionp. 41
The Fatherp. 47
The World and Its Peoplep. 53
Created for Lifep. 55
The Problem of Deathp. 56
The Problem of Sinp. 65
The Problem of Evilp. 74
The Worldp. 80
Jesusp. 82
Human Being and Teacherp. 83
Prophet and Messiahp. 89
Son of Godp. 96
Crucifixion and Resurrectionp. 108
The Significance of Jesus' Crucifixionp. 109
The Significance of Jesus' Resurrectionp. 123
The Spiritp. 133
The Spirit Makes Jesus Knownp. 134
Source of Faith and Lifep. 137
The Advocate's Abiding Presencep. 147
Teacher and Witnessp. 151
Faith, Present and Futurep. 161
Faith and the Presentp. 162
Present Faith and Future Hopep. 175
Discipleship in Community and Worldp. 187
Discipleshipp. 188
Christian Communityp. 196
Jesus as the Way in a Pluralistic Worldp. 209
Notesp. 215
Bibliography of Works Citedp. 232
Indexp. 242
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