In recent years, the disciplines of biblical studies and systematic theology have grown apart and largely lost the means of effective communication with one another. Due to its profound influence on the development of Christian theology, John’s Gospel is an ideal base for rekindling dialogue between biblical studies and systematic theology. The essays here consider this Gospel from many angles, addressing a number of key issues that arise from a theological discussion of this text: John’s dualism in our pluralist context, historicity and testimony, the treatment of Judaism, Christology, and more.
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“According to Bianchi, ‘Not every duality or polarity” (Page 7)
“is the power to create and to give life that characterizes the one true God.” (Page 237)
“the disciples receive from the risen Christ the authority to forgive sins” (Pages 299–300)
“ it is regarded as the primary if not sole10 means of salvation” (Page 362)
Richard Bauckham is professor emeritus of New Testament studies at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and senior scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. A fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, he has also written Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World, Jude and the Relatives of Jesus in the Early Church, The Bible in Politics: How to Read the Bible Politically, and Gospel Women: Studies of the Named Women in the Gospels.
Carl Mosser is assistant professor of biblical studies at Eastern University. He has published significant articles on Mormonism in both evangelical and Mormon journals including The New Mormon Challenge.