Was Mary Magdalene really mistaken when she took the Risen Lord to be a 'gardener' working near the tomb where Christ was laid after the crucifixion? In this compelling volume, Anthony M. Moore persuasively argues that Jesus must be recognised, at a theological level, as the Gardener: the Creator-God Himself. The author skilfully examines the strong evidence available to the reader that the narrative material of the Book of Signs (John 2-12), together with the 'High Priestly Prayer' of John 17, is deliberately infused with the fundamental theme of creation. A book that offers a novel and enlightening way of reading John's Gospel, Signs of Salvation will interest any reader seeking a deeper understanding of a fundamental truth about Christ's nature: He is the God of creation, at one with and participating in the creative work of the Father.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pentateuch, Genesis, New Testament, Johannine Literature, John, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches
Review by Brian J. Tabb
Citation: Brian J. Tabb, review of Anthony M. Moore, Signs of Salvation: The Theme of Creation in Johnís Gospel, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).
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