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John and the Johannine Letters
Conway, Colleen M.

Nashville: Abingdon, 2017 pp. xii + 188. $29.99

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Core Biblical Studies

Description: While the book necessarily includes discussion of key concepts in Johannine scholarship (e.g., the existence or not of a distinctive Johannine community, questions regarding the gospel's sources and redactional layers), it also takes into account more recent developments in New Testament studies. It includes gender related issues with influence by postcolonial approaches as well as the influence of the Gospel's socio-political context in shaping its Christology and theology. Chapters focus on the different approaches to the Johannine texts and view the Gospel and letters through the lens of each respective approach. Chapters also encourage observation and open with a brief scripture reading assignment, followed by guiding questions to help students understand the key questions and themes for each approach.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Johannine Literature, John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Literature

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Review by Judith M. Lieu
Published 12/20/2019
Citation: Judith M. Lieu, review of Colleen M. Conway, John and the Johannine Letters, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2019).

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