The New Testament writings referred to as Johannine Literature are so basic to the Christian perspective that scholars working in many different aspects of Religious Studies often find that understanding the interface between their particular area of interest and the Johannine writings is crucial for their work. The more familiar one is with the Johannine Literature the more conversant one may be with many other significant dimensions of Christianity. There is valid ground for relating the various essay subjects chosen to specific themes and passages in the Johannine corpus. For instance, XV points out the extensive use of the Hebrew Scriptures in the Revelation, while VII describes the Semitic background of the Gospel of John. IX and XIII each consider a different Old Testament text in light of that text in the Fourth Gospel. Essay I uncovers some affinities between a story from the Pseudepigrapha and John 6. Essay XII analyzes the new wave of scholarship in apocalyptic literature and brings those findings to bear on the Apocalypse. II points out the role of the Fourth Gospel and Christology in modern dogmatic and systematic theology, while III develops the place of Johannine Christology in Reformation theology. From the vantage point of Biblical theology, essay XI discusses the significance of signs in the Fourth Gospel. XIV illustrates how the discipline of Biblical archaeology may help solve a Biblical mystery or clarify a textual problem by developing an example from the Fourth Gospel. Through careful use of original sources, essay IV brings to life the sober reality of a demon-filled world during early Christianity. V, X, VI, and VIII make judicious use of Johannine material to hopefully help us have better personal relationships, be insightful counselors, develop Biblical missionary principles, and become more sensitive and efficient ministers in the service of the Master.


I. Bread of Life in Joseph and Aseneth and in John 6

II. The Fourth Gospel and Christology in Modern Dogmatic and Systematic Theology

III. Johannine Christology During the Reformation

IV. Origen’s Demonology

V. Interpersonal Relationships in the Gospel of John

VI. Missions and the Servants of God (John 5)

VII. The Semitic Background of the Gospel of John

VIII. Metaphors and an Obligational Norm for Ministry in the Fourth Gospel

IX. John 3:14-15: The Raised Serpent in the Wilderness: The Johannine Use of an Old Testament Account

X. Counseling from the Gospel of John

XI. The Theology of the Signs in the Gospel of John

XII. Contemporary Apocalyptic Scholarship and the Revelation

XIII. The Source and Function of Isaiah 6:9-10 in John 12:40

XIV. Archeology and the Origins of the Fourth Gospel: Gabbatha

XV. The Old Testament and the Book of Revelation


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