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Jesus Is the Christ: Studies in the Theology of John

, 1989
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More than simply a series of chapters on the theology of John’s Gospel, Jesus Is the Christ relates each of John’s teachings to his declared aim, expressed in John 20:30–31: “Jesus did many other signs before his disciples, which have not been written in this book; but these have been written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.” Each chapter in Morris’ book takes up some facet or aspect of John’s expressed aim.

For an age still asking the question “who is Jesus?,” Leon Morris argues convincingly that John’s entire Gospel was written to show that the human Jesus is the Christ, or Messiah, as well as the Son of God. But it is Morris’ firm conviction that John’s purpose was evangelical as well as theological—that is, John wrote his book so that readers might believe in Christ and as a result have eternal life.

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  • Offers insight into a key passage and pivotal book in the New Testament
  • Relates each of John’s teachings to his declared aim
  • John’s Theological Purpose
  • The Relation between the Signs and the Discourses
  • Jesus, the Man
  • The Christ of God
  • The Son of God
  • The “I AM” Sayings
  • God the Father
  • The Holy Spirit
  • “That You May Believe”
  • Life

Top Highlights

“John uses the word sēmeion 17 times, of which 11 refer to the miracles of Jesus.” (Page 4)

“The point of all this is that when Jesus used the ‘I AM’ construction he was speaking in the style of deity” (Page 107)

“John’s use of the term ‘sign’, then, is very important. For him it is a way of drawing attention to the hand of God in the ministry of Jesus.” (Page 13)

“‘The real significance of the miracles of Jesus is that they point forward to Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension, to the transformation brought by the new age of the Spirit, and thus lead to a faith in Jesus the (crucified) Christ, the (risen) Son of God.’” (Page 8)

“But people thought that if there was just one incontrovertible happening that showed in a blaze of light that Jesus was a heavenly being, all would be made clear. It was this kind of sign that Jesus steadfastly refused to produce. He was to be recognized by who and what he was6 and what he habitually did. There were signs there for those who had eyes to see, but there was to be no dazzling performance that would compel belief of some sort from everyone who saw it. The demand for such a sign is basically a demand that God should act in accordance with the ideas of the scribes and Pharisees, that God be a god made in the likeness of humankind. So Jesus calls those who asked for this kind of sign ‘an evil and adulterous generation.’” (Pages 3–4)

  • Title: Jesus Is the Christ: Studies in the Theology of John
  • Author: Leon Morris
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 1989
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 232
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. N.T. John › Theology; Jesus Christ › Person and offices--Biblical teaching; Jesus Christ › History of doctrines--Early church, ca. 30-600
  • ISBNs: 9780802804525, 0802804527
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.biblical-theology
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T00:51:24Z
Leon Morris

Leon Morris (1914–2006) was a leading evangelical New Testament scholar. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in England. He was principal of Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia, retiring in 1979. He then served as visiting professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.


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  1. David Taylor Jr
  2. Glenn Crouch

    Glenn Crouch


    I have always enjoyed Morris as an Author (and as a speaker), and this book is no different. It is easy to read, and a good look at the Christology of John's Gospel. Morris takes us on a journey through relatively independent chapters, covering quite a depth of topics given that this book is only around 200 pages. These include the Humanity of Jesus, the Divinity of Jesus, the Signs of Jesus, the "I AM" statements, as well as a good coverage of Jesus' relationship to the Father, and Jesus' relationship to the Holy Spirit - so a nice dose of Trinity in there as well. Whilst not overly scholarly, Morris does introduce many scholarly arguments and thoughts - and is quite gracious with those he disagrees with. I find this makes a good foundation to go onto "heavier" works, if you so desire. Nicely indexed and reasonable footnotes - the one thing missing was a nice conclusion. Good book for anyone interested in delving further into the theology of the Gospel of John.
  3. Dan and Jyothy Thomas
    I have the paperback version of this book. It really is top notch. Leon Morris is (was) a superb scholar, knowledgeable but approachable.


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