Description: One of the most interesting questions facing New Testament scholars—How did Christianity emerge from Judaism?—is often addressed in general and indirect terms. John Ashton argues that in the case of the Fourth Gospel, an answer is to be found in the religious experience of the Evangelist himself, who turned from being a practicing Jew to professing a new revelation centered on Christ as the intermediary between God and humanity.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Johannine Literature, John, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Form, Tradition and Redaction Criticism, Dead Sea Scrolls, History of Interpretation
Review by Seth Pollinger
Citation: Seth Pollinger, review of John Ashton, The Gospel of John and Christian Origins, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).
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