This article answers the title with an affirmative Yes. However, it is the explanation to this answer that is important. The author explains that the Gospel of John not only presents history, but a biographical history of Jesus.
This article is an introduction to the Gospel of John. It discusses the authorship, purpose, and message of the account.
Some scholars have questioned the legitimacy of seeing the Son in a subordinate role to the Father in the Gospel of John. Is that an indication that the majority of scholarship on this gospel has misread it? How should we understand Jesus’ unilateral obedience to and dependence on the Father? This essay reexamines the Gospel of John in the light of recent discussions. Cowan indicates that the Son’s subordination to the Father is a major theme in John.
This paper presents an understanding of the meaning of history in the Gospel of John. It examines the evidence for the reliability of the history in the fourth gospel, as it interacts with views of Raymond E. Brown, J. Louis Martyn and R. Alan Culpepper. It concludes that the historical material in John's gospel is reliable, trustworthy, and encourages faith.
An important theme in the Gospel of John is that of God sending Jesus on a special mission. In this article, the author wants to show how "sending" is integrated into the total theology of John. He further applies it to solve a theological problem of John.
Turner reflects on the date, origin, purpose, and authorship of the Gospel of John.
The Gospel of John has been labeled as anti-Judaism, anti-Jewish, and even anti-Semitic. This charge is based on John's presentation of Jesus' relationship to the Jews and how John presents the Jews. In this article the author shows that this charge is false, and that John stands in line with the other Gospels in showing Christ as the replacement of the temple in the fulfillment of the Old Testament.
Bowen explores the way in which John's Gospel describes the process of coming to faith. He considers the cases of the woman at the well, the crowd, the first disciples, Nicodemus and the blind man. Bowen argues that this gospel offers vital insights into people's journey to faith. This sheds light on contemporary understandings of evangelism and apologetics.
The essay seek to demonstrate the following: (1) The Gospel of John's mission theology is an integral part of his presentation of Father, Son, and Spirit; and (2) rather than John’s mission theology being a function of his Trinitarian theology, the converse is actually the case: John’s presentation of Father, Son,and Spirit is a function of his mission theology.
It is important to have clarity on the place of mission in the theology of the New Testament? Kostenberger first clarifies the nature of mission, New Testament theology and Scripture. He then assesses the significance of mission within the scope of the New Testaments message as a whole. A survey is presented of the New Testament theologies by Rudolf Bultmann, George Ladd,and N. T.
This study aims to provide a corrective to the current debate regarding the historical Jesus by studying the Gospel of John’s presentation of Jesus as a teacher. The argument is not that this is the major, or even a major aspect of John's teaching on Christ. Rather, John reflects the common perception of Jesus among his contemporaries, friends and foes alike: that Jesus was, perhaps more, but certainly no less, than a rabbi.
Christian mission currently appears to be suffering from an acute identity crisis. This crisis has to do with at least two major factors: the increasing interdisciplinary nature of missiology and the rapid pace of change in the world around us. Each of these has significant implications for the church’s missionary task. Few would oppose in principle the efforts made to draw upon the valid findings of the various social sciences.
The importance of signs in the Gospel of John is generally acknowledged. However, there is no treatment of the exact number and identity of the Johannine signs. For important reasons such a work, however, is needed. While six Johannine signs are commonly acknowledged, there is no agreement regarding possible other signs in John's Gospel. Through an exploration of the alternative proposals, greater clarity, if not consensus, could be achieved.