Understanding the Fourth Gospel Paperback

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Understanding the Fourth Gospel

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In this fully revised new edition of a pioneering study of John's gospel, John Ashton explores fresh topics and takes account of the latest scholarly debates. Ashton argues first that the thought-world of the gospel is Jewish, not Greek, and secondly that the text is many-layered, not simple, and composed over an extended period as the evangelist responded to the changing situation of the community he was addressing. Ashton seeks to provide new and coherent answers to what Rudolf Bultmann called the two great riddles of the gospel: its position in the development of Christian thought and its central or governing idea. In arguing that the first of these should be concerned rather with Jewish thought Ashton offers a partial answer to the most important and fascinating of all the questions confronted by New Testament scholarship: how did Christianity emerge from Judaism? Bultmann's second riddle is exegetical, and concerns the message of the book. Ashton's answer highlights a generally neglected feature of the gospel's concept of revelation: its debt to Jewish apocalyptic.

Understanding the Fourth Gospel by John Ashton was published by Oxford University Press in October 2008 and is our 52133rd best seller. The ISBN for Understanding the Fourth Gospel is 9780199544226.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOxford University Press (October 2008)
Edition2nd Revised edition
Weight726g
Number of Pages608
Thickness31 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
ISBN9780199544226
ISBN-100199544220
Product Code1212048
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