Christology in the fourth gospel catholic resources. So it is critical to understand the messianic claims of jesus christ. John more incredible is that this word became flesh in the person of jesus john 1. The culmination of a lifetime of work on the gospel of john, william loaders jesus in johns gospel explores the fourth gospel with a focus on ways in which attention to the structure of christology in john allows for greater understanding of johannine themes and helps resolve longstanding interpretive impasses. Christology revisited 9781563382529 by macquarrie, john and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. This thesis presents a theological engagement with the christ of the gospel of john. Overall, the johannine jesus is portrayed as the divine revealer. The historic and glorified jesus in the gospel of john, in israels god and rebeccas children. Jesus reveals gods identity and reveals his own identity, esp. Free ebooks, christology, theology, christian, nook books. Nevertheless, i believe that it was st johns gospel, with its logosconcept in the prologue and its emphasis on the fatherson relationship, that raised in a most.
The major contribution to new testament christology of john visavis the other gospels is apparently to bring to the surface perspectives on jesus person that in the synoptics are only implicit or left for the reader to infer. Some scholars see john s gospel to be the product of a long period of development, so one might focus in on the christology that emerged in the course of that development. Johns high christology depicts jesus as divine, preexistent, and identified with the one god, talking openly about his divine role and echoing yahwehs i am that i am with seven i am declarations of his own. In other words, there must be a commitment to the accuracy, authority, and inerrancy of scripture. In johns gospel we are dealing with a very different kind of christology that we will not find in the gospels of mark, matthew or luke. An investigation of the place of the fourth gospel in the johannine school udo schnelle, linda m. John walvoord cites these in his book, jesus christ our lord, first and probably most important is the fact that any christological system can be no better than the view of scripture on which it rests. On the incarnation by athanasius of alexandria, the cross of christ by john r. In this short book the body of which is 78 pages, kim argues that the gospel of john should be understood not as teaching exclusivism but inclusivism and empowerment through a low christology in which jesus was not god incarnate but the jewish messiah who worked on gods behalf ix, 1. I am the bread of life i am the light of the world i am the gate for the sheep.
Jesus speaks gods words and does gods works, for all to hear and see. What finally came through was a picture of a divine man supremely confident of all that he is either doing or teaching. Reflections on the last words of jesus from the cross feb 18, 2020. Even so i will note some passages of johns gospel that seem inconsistent with a low christology. Christology of the later fathers volume 3 of library of christian classics edited by edward rochie hardy westminster john knox press, 1954. On the incarnation by athanasius of alexandria, the day the revolution began. We will examine how jesus is seen, heard and praised in this book. Its unity and disunity in the light of john 6 with a new introduction, outlines, and epilogue paul n. This is a course on the christology study of jesus of revelation. Christology of the book of revelation home facebook. John s exalted christology is made all the more rich and meaningful when seen as a unifying theme between the gospels rather than a point of discontinuity.1017 1320 489 18 439 1572 1367 1384 1100 1134 1480 302 301 1250 617 114 1127 1590 1566 1393 814 446 655 695 301 408 934 920 431 215 1264 464 1111 666 860