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But These Are Written . . . Essays on Johannine Literature in Honor of Professor Benny C. Aker
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But These Are Written . . . Essays on Johannine Literature in Honor of Professor Benny C. Aker

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Wipf & Stock 2014

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Gathering Interest

Overview

Johannine literature offers some of the most beautiful, majestic, and profound theology in the entire Bible. Within its pages can be found the highest Christology, the capstone of eschatology, and the heartbreaking struggles of a community committed to Christ. However, it does not always get the attention it deserves in New Testament studies.

This festschrift seeks to remedy that by drawing together some of the most respected biblical scholars, who bring their expertise to bear on various aspects of the Gospel of John, Revelation, and the Johannine Epistles. Their contributions have been collected in honor and celebration of the career of Benny C. Aker—a preeminent Pentecostal scholar, teacher, and mentor.

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For more Pentecostal biblical scholarship, check out Gordon Fee’s To What End Exegesis?

Key Features

  • Examines Christology, eschatology, and early Christianity in Johannine literature
  • Gathers scholarly essays in honor of Benny C. Aker
  • Presents biblically-based scholarship from a Pentecostal perspective

Contents

  • “Biographical Sketch of Benny C. Aker” by Lois E. Olena
  • “He Will Guide You into All the Truth” by John W. Wyckoff
  • “The Role and Function of the Demonic in the Johannine Tradition” by John Christopher Thomas
  • “John’s Doxology: The Trinitarian Passion for the Glory of God” by Bruce E. Rosdahl
  • “The Virgin Birth in the Fourth Gospel? A Brief Note on the Triple-Negation in John 1.13” by Jordan Daniel May
  • “Master(s) of the Sea? Ephesian Fishermen, John 6.16–21, and John 21” by Warren Carter
  • “Episodes of Personal Encounter: Inquiry into John’s Christology” by James D. Hernando
  • “A New Look at an Old Problem: A Narrative Approach to John 7.37–39” by Philip L. Mayo
  • “Born of God: The ‘Virgin Birth’ of Believers in the Fourth Gospel” by Michael C. McKeever
  • “Seeking Peace with Justice: Toward a Christomorphic Pneumatology” by Paul Alexander
  • “The Love of God: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Developing and Measuring Spiritual Maturity Based on a Johannine Love Ethic” by Edward W. Watson and Angela L. Watson
  • “The ‘Antichrists’ Speak: A Message to the Community of 1 John” by Robert A. Berg
  • “Choose Your Own Adventure: Teaching, Participatory Hermeneutics, and the Book of Revelation” by Robby Waddell
  • “Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? An Exegetical Examination of Revelation 11.1–13” by Jeremy S. Crenshaw
  • “The Spirit of the Lamb: A Reflection on the Pneumatology of Revelation” by Frank D. Macchia
  • “Was John the Revelator Pentecostal?” by Robert P. Menzies
  • “One Thousand Two Hundred Sixty Days: A Charismatic-Prophetic Empowerment Reading of Time and God’s People in the Book of Revelation” by Craig S. Keener
  • “The Vocabulary and Phraseology of Revelation” by Timothy P. Jenney

Praise for the Print Edition

This work is a valuable resource for pastors, educators, and students.

—Richard L. Schoonover, associate editor, Enrichment Journal

An excellent and heuristic collection of exploratory studies in the Johannine writings.

Paul Elbert, editor, Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research

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About the Editors

Craig S. Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, and is the author of over a dozen books, four of which have won book awards in Christianity Today. One, IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, has sold more than half a million copies. He has authored scholarly commentaries on Matthew, John, Acts, Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, and Revelation.

Jeremy S. Crenshaw is a PhD student in biblical studies at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Jordan Daniel May is a correctional chaplain with the Assemblies of God.

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