The last few decades have witnessed an increasing awareness of the importance of hermeneutical procedure in interpreting the gender passages in the NT. Grant Osborne contends that “the determining factor in the discussion [of gender passages in the NT] is hermeneutical.” Robert Johnston attributes the differences in approach regarding the role of women in the… Read More
Quite unawares of the origins of some of these thoughts, many pastors and church members may find themselves increasingly confronted with ideas like “story preaching” or “reading the Bible as literature.” Harmless as it may seem at first—after all, have “story preaching” and “reading the Bible as literature” not been practiced with good success and… Read More
In recent discussions about John’s presentation of Jesus, one aspect has been neglected: the evangelist’s portrayal of Jesus as a Jewish rabbi. It is not argued here that this is the major, or even a major, aspect of Johannine Christology. Rather, as will be seen, John reflects the common perception of Jesus among his contemporaries,… Read More
This important new work explores in depth the relationship between the mission of Jesus and of the disciples as presented in the Gospel of John, and explores the implications of these findings for the contemporary church.