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Gospel of Glory: Major Themes in Johannine Theology

Gospel of Glory: Major Themes in Johannine Theology

Richard Bauckham

| Baker Academic | 2015

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Throughout Christian history, the Gospel of John’s distinctive way of presenting the life, works, teachings, death, and resurrection of Jesus have earned it labels such as “the spiritual Gospel” and “the maverick Gospel.” In this volume, leading biblical scholar Richard Bauckham illuminates main theological themes in the Gospel of John, providing insightful analysis of key texts.

Some of the themes Bauckham addresses have been neglected, and others have been debated during the past century of New Testament scholarship. Bauckham sheds light on the individualism apparent in John’s portrayal of the believer’s relationship to Jesus, how Jesus reveals God’s glory, John’s understanding of the key events in his Christological story, the background and significance of John’s dualistic language, and how John’s language evokes multiple meanings without negating the literal sense of his narrative. A concluding chapter explores the significance of the differences between John and the other Gospels. This compact volume is an ideal supplemental text in a course on John or the four Gospels. Gospel of Glory will also serve New Testament scholars and theologians as a reexamination of the Fourth Gospel by a master of their guild.

Author Bio

Richard Bauckham (1946– ) was professor of New Testament studies at St Mary's College, University of St Andrews. He retired in 2007 from this position in order to concentrate on research and writing. He currently is the senior scholar at Ridley Hall in Cambridge and visiting professor at St. Mellitus College.

Bauckham earned a PhD at the University of Cambridge and was a fellow of St John's College. He taught theology for one year at the University of Leeds and for 15 years at the University of Manchester before teaching at the University of St Andrews. He is a fellow of the British Academy and a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Bauckham is known for his commentary on Jude and 2 Peter in the Word Biblical Commentary and his book Jude and the Relatives of Jesus in the Early Church.