By Christopher Rowland, Catrin H. Williams
John's Gospel has frequently been considered as the least apocalyptic rfile within the New testomony. This fascinating new assortment redresses the stability through exploring the ways that the apocalyptic literature of moment Temple Judaism has contributed to the theology and outlook of John's Gospel.
Given that John, just like the Jewish apocalyptic texts, is essentially all in favour of the subject of revelation, the participants research how apocalyptic principles may help to give an explanation for the Johannine portrayal of Jesus because the messenger despatched from heaven to bare the divine mysteries, in addition to the Gospel's presentation of the job of the Spirit, its figuring out of evil, and the meant results of this 'apocalypse in reverse' on its readers and hearers.
“The Fourth Gospel has a manner of preventing readers of their tracks, making us query what we concept we knew, turning the wrong way up what we took without any consideration. that occurs to characters in its tale, also-and hence, in a wierd manner, we discover ourselves drawn into that tale. twenty years in the past, John Ashton did anything really just like scholarship in regards to the Fourth Gospel. during this booklet he and a goodly corporation of fellow workers have performed it again.” – Wayne A. Meeks, Yale collage, USA
“In his ebook knowing the Fourth Gospel John Ashton gave a very good presentation of contemporary examine at the Gospel of John. He additionally gave fruitful guidelines for destiny examine, as used to be noticeable at a symposium the place he and different unusual students explored additional his description of John's Gospel as “an apocalypse – in opposite, the wrong way up, within out.” principal topics mentioned have been the idea that of revelation, the certainty of evil, the Christological notion of Jesus as God's filial Agent, and the way apocalyptic motifs locate their proleptic success in Jesus' loss of life and resurrection. it's lucky, certainly, that those seminal contributions now are made on hand in e-book form!” – Peder Borgen, Norwegian college of technology and expertise, Trondheim, Norway,