Studying John: Approaches to the Fourth Gospel

Paperback | April 1, 1998

byJohn Ashton

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Is historical criticism of the New Testament dead? In this telling collection of eight new essays on John's Gospel, John Ashton argues that this is very far from the case. Challenging the assumptions of methodologies which ignore the historical context in which the Gospel was composed, theauthor offers a spirited defence of historical criticism and provides practical demonstration of the many new insights which it has still to yield. The first two chapters treat in greater depth two key themes, the Prologue of John and the Jews, which appeared in the author's Understanding the Fourth Gospel (Clarendon Paperbacks, 1993). A third chapter is intended to supplement and correct this larger work. The rest of the book explores someof the serious theoretical weaknesses in much recent writing on the Gospel and makes some alternative proposals.

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Is historical criticism of the New Testament dead? In this telling collection of eight new studies, the author of the acclaimed UNDERSTANDING THE FOURTH GOSPEL argues that such is far from the case. Challenging methodologies that ignore the historical context in which John's Gospel was composed, Ashton offers a spirited defense of hist...

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Is historical criticism of the New Testament dead? In this telling collection of eight new essays on John's Gospel, John Ashton argues that this is very far from the case. Challenging the assumptions of methodologies which ignore the historical context in which the Gospel was composed, theauthor offers a spirited defence of historica...

Ashton was awarded an honorary Oxford D. Litt on the strength of his book Understanding the Fourth Gospel.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.43 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:April 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Is historical criticism of the New Testament dead? In this telling collection of eight new studies, the author of the acclaimed UNDERSTANDING THE FOURTH GOSPEL argues that such is far from the case. Challenging methodologies that ignore the historical context in which John's Gospel was composed, Ashton offers a spirited defense of historical criticism and provides practical demonstrations of the many new insights that it can still yield.

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`He writes with clarity, scholarly breadth, and with sensitivity for a well-turned phrase ... There is something in his book for almost every Johannine scholar ... it could be used with profit as a reference tool and as a text in graduate seminars on John's Gospel.'Critical Review