Description: Paul Anderson, a leading scholar of the Fourth Gospel, provides an introductory textbook, crafted for a semester course, which leads students through literary, historical, and theological aspects of the Fourth Gospel's most vexing puzzles. Traditional, historical-critical, and literary-critical approaches are deftly introduced and their limitations evaluated; questions of the Gospel's authorship, composition, relationship to the Synoptics, and origins in particular historical experiences are succinctly addressed; and distinctive Johannine perspectives on Jesus, the church, and the world are discussed.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Johannine Literature, John, Literature
Review by Cornelis Bennema
Citation: Cornelis Bennema, review of Paul N. Anderson, The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel: An Introduction to John, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).
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