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Jesus in Johnís Gospel: Structure and Issues in Johannine Christology
Loader, William

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017 pp. x + 532. $45.00


Description: The culmination of a lifetime of work on the Gospel of John, William Loader's Jesus in John's Gospel explores the Fourth Gospel with a focus on ways in which attention to the structure of Christology in John allows for greater understanding of Johannine themes and helps resolve long-standing interpretive impasses. Following an introductory examination of Rudolf Bultmann's profound influence on Johannine studies, Loader turns to the central interpretive issues and debates surrounding Johannine Christology, probing particularly the death of Jesus in John, the salvation event in John, and the Fourth Gospel in light of its Christology. The exhaustive bibliography and careful, well-articulated conclusions take into account the latest research on John, ensuring that this volume will be useful to scholars and students alike.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Johannine Literature, John, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Jesus

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Review by David S. Ritsema
Published 6/27/2019
Citation: David S. Ritsema, review of William Loader, Jesus in Johnís Gospel: Structure and Issues in Johannine Christology, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).


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