The gospel of John and Christian origins / John Ashton
- Ashton, John, 1931-
- Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, 
- Physical Description:
- xii, 228 pages ; 23 cm
- Moses; Excursus I: The Gospel genre -- Consciousness of genre -- Chief priests and pharisees -- The Essenes; Excursus II. The Johannine community -- The situation of the Gospel -- The apocalyptic background; Excursus III. The changing Gospel -- The mission of the prophet; Excursus IV. The prologue: God's plan for humankind. -- Human or divine? -- The Johannine Christ.
- One of the most interesting questions facing New Testament scholars --How did Christianity emerge from Judaism? -- is often addressed in general and indirect terms. John Ashton argues that in the case of the Fourth Gospel, an answer is to be found in the religious experience of the Evangelist himself, who turned from being a practicing Jew to professing a new revelation centered on Christ as the intermediary between God and humanity.
- 9781451472141 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1451472145 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-216) and indexes.
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