The Johannine Jesus and the Synoptic Jesus
The Gardener and the Beloved, Part 1
This article considers the figure and role of Mary Magdalene in the gospel narrative, particularly in the Gospel of John.
A Buried Treasure in the Gospels
This article considers evidence from the Gospels in order to give an alternative approach to the identity of the Beloved Disciple in the Gospel of John.
Did the Author of the Fourth Gospel Intend to Write History?
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.
There and Back Again
This article is a reflection of the state of studies on the Gospel of John and in particular the contribution of C. H. Dodd.
A Vision of Unity – Christian Unity in the Fourth Gospel
This article studies the Gospel of John on the theme of unity. It first considers the source of that unity and then its nature. Next, it considers the purpose of that unity. Finally it reflects on John's contribution towards current discussions concerning church unity.
The Gospel According to John
This article is an introduction to the Gospel of John. It discusses the authorship, purpose, and message of the account.
The Father and Son in the Fourth Gospel: Johannine Subordination Revisited
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.
The relationship between John and the Synoptic Gospels
How should the relationship between the Synoptic Gospels and the Gospel of John be understood? This essay surveys the arguments in most recent debates concerning John’s relationship to the Synoptic Gospels.
The Reliability of History in John's Gospel
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.
Jesus the Apostle: "Sending" and the Theology of John
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.
The Johannine Son of Man and the Descent-Ascent Motif
This article argues that the Gospel of John does not have a strong link between the descent-ascent motif and Jesus as Son of Man. Pryor takes a look at the relevant evidence from John.
Contextual and Genre Implications for the Historicity of John 11:41b-42
Are the sayings of Jesus in the Gospel of John historically reliable? As a test case, this article considers John 11:41-42, the prayer Jesus offered before Lazarus's resurrection.
Soteriology in the Gospel of John
This article explores different aspects of the doctrine of salvation in the Gospel of John. Aspects considered include the role of repentance, incarnation, and vicarious atonement.
The Vision of God in Philo and John – A Comparative Study
Philo of Alexandria was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who lived in the first century A.D. Hagner is interested in the mysticism of Philo and his vision of God as material for comparison with the Gospel of John's doctrine of God.
John's Witness to the Historical Jesus
This essay reflects on the Gospel of John's witness to the historical Jesus.
The Date and Purpose of the Gospel by John
Turner reflects on the date, origin, purpose, and authorship of the Gospel of John.
The Holy Spirit in the Fourth Gospel
Morris reflects on the work of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel of John. Aspects include regeneration, the cross, and the Spirit.
What John the Baptist Teaches Us About the Gospel
Looking at the ministry of John the Baptist from John 1, this article highlights two factors of John's ministry which point to the gospel: John's ministry was a ministry of comfort, and John was a witness to the Light.
Anti-Judaism and 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.
Coming to Faith in the Gospel of John
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.
John’s Trinitarian Mission Theology
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.
The Place of Mission in New Testament 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.
Jesus as Rabbi in the Fourth Gospel
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.
The Challenge of a Systematized Biblical Theology of Mission: Missiological Insights from the Gospel of John
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 Seventh Johannine Sign: A Study in John’s Christology
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.