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9780800635947

Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel : Meaning, Mystery, Community

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    9780800635947

  • ISBN10:

    0800635949

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-02-01
  • Publisher: Fortress Pr

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Summary

Craig Koester's respected study uses the symbolic language of the Gospel of John as a focus to explore "the Gospel's literary dimensions, social and historical context, and theological import." This edition is fully revised and updated and includes a number of new sections on such topics as Judas and the knowledge of God. Fresh treatments are given on a number of issues, including the Gospel's Christology. This new edition offers both new insights and proven worth for students and scholars alike.

Author Biography

Craig R. Koester is Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary St. Paul, Minnesota

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition xi
Preface to the First Edition xiii
Abbreviations xv
Symbol, Meaning, and Mystery
1(32)
Johannine Symbolism in Its Literary Context
3(12)
Defining Johannine Symbolism
4(4)
Recognizing Johannine Symbols
8(4)
The Structure of Johannine Symbolism
12(3)
Johannine Symbolism in Its Cultural Context
15(9)
The Dynamics of Johannine Symbolism
16(2)
The Spectrum of Johannine Readers
18(6)
Interpreting Johannine Symbolism
24(9)
Multiple Meanings---Valid and Invalid
25(3)
Meaning and Mystery
28(5)
Representative Figures
33(46)
Character Portrayal in John's Gospel
34(2)
Character Portrayal in Antiquity
36(3)
Jesus
39(6)
Human---Messiah---Son of God
39(3)
Particular and Universal
42(2)
Spokesperson for the Christian Community
44(1)
People Who Meet Jesus
45(17)
Nicodemus
45(2)
Samaritan Woman
47(4)
Royal Official from Capernaum
51(1)
Invalid at Bethzatha
52(2)
Crowd in Galilee
54(5)
Crowd in Jerusalem
59(3)
Disciples and Friends of Jesus
62(14)
Nathanael
62(1)
Man Born Blind
63(2)
Martha, Mary, and Lazarus
65(3)
Mary Magdalene
68(2)
Peter
70(2)
Thomas
72(1)
Judas Iscariot
73(3)
The Word of God and the Human Condition
76(3)
Symbolic Actions
79(62)
New Wine---New Temple
82(7)
Changing Water into Wine (2:1-12)
82(4)
Cleansing the Temple (2:13-25)
86(3)
Healing the Official's Son and the Invalid
89(5)
Three Perspectives (4:46---5:15)
89(2)
Discourse on Jesus' Unity with the Father (5:17-47)
91(3)
Feeding the Five Thousand and Walking on the Sea
94(10)
Feeding the Five Thousand (6:1-15)
95(2)
Walking on the Sea (6:16-21)
97(2)
Bread of Life Discourse (6:22-71)
99(5)
Healing the Man Born Blind
104(12)
Who Sinned? (9:1-41)
104(3)
Prophet---Messiah---Son of Man (9:1-41 cont.)
107(2)
Gate and Good Shepherd (10:1-42)
109(7)
Raising Lazarus from the Dead
116(11)
Glorification and Death (11:1-16)
116(2)
The Resurrection and the Life (11:17-44)
118(5)
Jesus' Entry into Jerusalem (11:45---12:36)
123(4)
Anointing and Washing Feet
127(7)
Mary Anoints Jesus' Feet (12:1-8)
127(3)
Jesus Washes the Disciples' Feet (13:1-17)
130(4)
The Great Catch of Fish
134(4)
The Catch and the Meal (21:1-14)
134(2)
Jesus' Mission and Disciples (21:15-25)
136(2)
Hearing, Seeing, and Believing in Johannine Theology
138(3)
Light and Darkness
141(34)
The True Light That Enlightens Everyone
142(8)
The Light Shines in the Darkness (1:1-5)
143(4)
True Light and Enlightenment (1:6-9)
147(3)
One Who Came by Night
150(2)
The Light of the World
152(8)
Jesus as Teacher (7:14-24)
152(1)
Jesus as Prophet and Messiah (7:25-52)
153(3)
Jesus' Unity with God (8:12-30)
156(3)
Light and Discipleship (8:12-30 cont.)
159(1)
The Light Is with You a Little Longer
160(6)
We Must Work While It Is Day (9:1-41)
161(1)
Walking in the Day (11:9-10)
162(1)
On Becoming Children of Light (12:27-50)
163(3)
Light and Darkness in the Passion Narrative
166(2)
Light and Darkness in 1 John
168(3)
God and Evil in Johannine Theology
171(4)
Water
175(32)
Baptism with Water and the Spirit
176(11)
John Baptized with Water (1:19-34)
177(4)
Water for Jewish Rites of Purification (2:1-11)
181(2)
Birth from Water and the Spirit (3:1-36)
183(4)
Living Water
187(13)
Jacob's Well and the Spring of Living Water (4:1-42)
187(4)
Troubled Waters at Bethzatha (5:1-16)
191(1)
Rivers of Living Water (7:37-39)
192(8)
Blood and Water at the Crucifixion
200(3)
Water in 1 John
203(1)
Cleansing from Sin and Thirst for God in Johannine Theology
204(3)
The Crucifixion
207(40)
Behold the Man
210(6)
``Crucify him, crucify him''
210(4)
``I find no crime in him''
214(2)
Behold the Lamb of God
216(8)
That the Scripture Might Be Fulfilled
217(2)
The Cross and Sacrifice
219(5)
Behold Your King
224(6)
Enthronement of the Prophet-King
224(3)
Death of the Prophet-King
227(3)
We Beheld His Glory
230(9)
The Ruler of This World Is Cast Out
230(5)
Exaltation and Glorification
235(4)
Behold Your Son, Behold Your Mother
239(5)
Forming a Community of Faith
240(1)
Jesus' Mother and the Beloved Disciple
241(3)
Jesus' Death in Johannine Theology
244(3)
Symbol and Community
247(40)
Symbol and Unity
250(14)
The Challenge of Unity
250(7)
Symbol and Unity in the Gospel
257(7)
Symbol and Patterns of Discipleship
264(13)
Competing Patterns: Torah, Friendship, Honor
265(5)
Symbols and Discipleship: The True Vine (15:1-17) and Other Images
270(7)
Symbol and the World
277(10)
The World and the Johannine Context
278(4)
Symbols and the World
282(5)
Symbol and the Knowledge of God
287(14)
God the Father
288(2)
Human Estrangement
290(4)
Jesus as the Way
294(7)
Appendixes on Special Topics
301(16)
Sacramental Symbolism
301(8)
Geographical Symbolism
309(2)
Numerical Symbolism
311(6)
Bibliography 317(22)
Index of Subjects 339(4)
Index of Authors 343

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