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The Fourth Gospel and the Quest for Jesus: Modern Foundations Reconsidered
Anderson, Paul†N.

New York: T&T Clark, 2006 pp. xx + 226. $120.00

Series Information
Library of New Testament Studies, 321


Description: This book challenges the modernistic view that because John is theological and different from the Synoptics it cannot be historical, and it does so by introducing three primary contributions to the critical study of the issues: a critical assessment of modern platforms, a new theory of Johnís relation to the Synoptics, and a projection of how John might yet illumine the quest for the historical Jesus in a nuanced way. While most biblical scholars have questions about the so-called ďmodern consensusĒ about John, no one has adequately challenged the underpinnings of that view critically. This book will help readers better evaluate the complex issues related to the critical studies of John, Jesus, and history, and it will provide several innovative ways forward.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Johannine Literature, John, Literature

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Review by Edward W. Klink III
Published 12/15/2007
Citation: Edward W. Klink III, review of Paul N. Anderson, The Fourth Gospel and the Quest for Jesus: Modern Foundations Reconsidered, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2007).


Review by John Painter
Published 5/3/2008
Citation: John Painter, review of Paul N. Anderson, The Fourth Gospel and the Quest for Jesus: Modern Foundations Reconsidered, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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