Author: Francis J. SDB MoloneyPublish On: 2013-11-19
" --John Painter, School of Theology, Charles Sturt University "Decades of study of the Fourth Gospel have uniquely qualified Frank Moloney to write this book about love in the Gospel of John.
Author: Francis J. SDB Moloney
Publisher: Baker Academic
The command to love is central to the Gospel of John. Internationally respected scholar Francis Moloney offers a thorough exploration of this theme, focusing not only on Jesus's words but also on his actions. Instead of merely telling people that they must love one another, Jesus acts to make God's love known and calls all who follow him to do the same. This capstone work on John's Gospel uses a narrative approach to delve deeply into a theme at the heart of the Fourth Gospel and the life of the Christian church. Uniting rigorous exegesis with theological and pastoral insight, it makes a substantive contribution to contemporary Johannine scholarship.
Meier, John P. “Love in Q and John: Love of Enemies, Love of One Another.” Mid-Stream 40 (2001) 42–55. ———. A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus. Vol. 1, The Roots of the Problem and the Person. Anchor Bible Reference Library ...
Author: Sean Seongik Kim
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Research on "following Jesus" has mostly been done in terms of what Jesus' followers ought to do. In this unprecedented study, Kim presents "following Jesus" in John's Gospel through the perspective of what Jesus does for his followers. "Following Jesus" is a journey towards the place where Jesus leads his followers, that is, to a relationship with the Father. It is ultimately participating in the Son's communion with the Father. Jesus, who was in the bosom of the Father, descended from him and ascends to him, taking his followers with him, so that they may be with him where he is with the Father in glory and love. Kim develops this thesis by examining the term akolouthein ("to follow") and correlated motifs in John's Gospel.
Allis given, and is to be received, as“the gift of God” (John 4:10):“In thisislove, not that we lovedGod but that he loved us and sent his Son...” (1 John 4:10). God exists and loves in an absolute “beginning.” This love precedes ...
Author: Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B.
Publisher: Paulist Press
A theological study on the Gospel of John that is strongly determined by contemporary biblical scholarship.
Many of the chapters exemplify the meaning of such deep , divine love . Moreover , in these chapters Jesus presents a final testament to his disciples before he dies . While the first half of the Gospel ( John 1-12 ) encompassed three ...
Author: Judith Schubert RSM
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The Gospel of John: Question by Question provides useful material and a format that will enhance both introductory courses in the Gospel of John and adult study groups. Other publications on the topic offer comments on every chapter of the Gospel or topical explanations of the Gospel's subject matter. This book combines these two practices often in that it provides brief commentary on biblical texts and periodically provides background on a topic relative to the Gospel. The book consists of twenty chapters. Each chapter includes an Introduction of pertinent information that will be helpful before reading the biblical text. One of the main features of the book surfaces in the Questions that appear in each chapter, which help clarify the meaning and message of the text and its context. These questions intend to clarify the issues of each chapter by raising an inquiry into an unclear issue. Answers appear in the second section of the book so as to provide the opportunity for the reader to discover the answer before turning to responses that have been provided for each question. At the end of the Questions in each chapter, a Conclusion will summarize the chapter and advance the reader to the next chapter.
Here the idea is that one grace ( the incarnation ) replaces another ( God's love for Israel ) . If the sense of temporal order is adopted , it will translate as " grace upon grace " ( as in the New Revised Standard Version ) or " love ...
Author: George M. Smiga
Publisher: Paulist Press
"In The Gospel of John Set Free, Father George Smiga has written a must-read book for all preachers that alerts them to the anti-Jewish sentiment so commonly - and dangerously - misread into the Gospel of John as it appears in the Roman Catholic Lectionary. Excerpts from the Lectionary are followed by Fr. Smiga's explication of the text and context - and where the preacher needs to step carefully." "Rabbi Leon Klenicki and Father Dennis McManus collaborated in providing valuable Rabbinic comments and historical notes to compliment Fr. Smiga's text. For easy reference, these are keyed to relevant verse numbers in John's gospel. The result is a resource that clarifies the fourth gospel for both the preacher and the listener alike."--BOOK JACKET.
Love of God and love of others are the two great commandments: Jean Vanier shows that these are the same thing.
Author: Jean Vanier
Love of God and love of others are the two great commandments: Jean Vanier shows that these are the same thing. In his chapter-by-chapter exploration of the Gospel of John, Vanier explains how Jesus taught this lesson at every step of his ministry.
While Meeks's approach does not focus specifically on the conception of love in the Johannine literature, ... In her article on John for the Women s Bible Commentary, O'Day argues that the love command functions in a positive manner ...
Author: Stanley E. Porter
This book explores the events, people, and writings surrounding the early Jesus movement. The essays are divided into four groups: the movement’s formation, production of its early Gospels, description of the Jesus movement itself, and the Jewish mission and its literature.
Bearers of Divine Love Because the inner love of the triune God is so great and overflowing, the Father chose to ... In the Gospel of John, our love for believers is the sign to unbelievers that we are, in fact, Christ's disciples (John ...
Author: Tod E. Bolsinger
Publisher: Brazos Press
Rediscover the triune nature of God to reawaken and nourish a communal spirit in our individualist times.
Love, unity, and fellowship. The gospel and letters of John place a high premium on the quality of Christian community. Jesus's command in John 13:34 and 15:12, 17 make clear that love should be the hallmark of his followers.
Author: Gary M. Burge
Publisher: Zondervan Academic
This completely revised and updated second edition of The New Testament in Antiquity skillfully develops how Jewish, Hellenistic, and Roman cultures formed the essential environment in which the New Testament authors wrote their books and letters. Understanding of the land, history, and culture of the ancient world brings remarkable new insights into how we read the New Testament itself. Throughout the book, numerous features provide windows into the first-century world. Nearly 500 full color photos, charts, maps, and drawings have been carefully selected. Additional features include sidebars that integrate the book's material with issues of interpretation, discussion questions, and bibliographies.