John
paperback
  • Length: 480 pages
  • Published: August 2017
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-4294-0
  • Item Code: 4294

Among the Gospels, John's is unique. It has a structure with long conversations and extended debates, and much of its content is not found elsewhere. Jesus' relationship to the Father and his teaching on the Holy Spirit are given special prominence. Ultimately, faith, believing in Jesus, is at the center—with signs highlighted to provoke faith, and stories of those who responded to Jesus as examples of faith. Colin Kruse ably shows how the Fourth Gospel weaves its themes of belief and unbelief into its rich Christology.

The Tyndale New Testament Commentaries have long been a trusted resource for Bible study. Written by some of the world's most distinguished evangelical scholars, these twenty volumes offer clear, reliable, and relevant explanations of every book in the New Testament. The original, unrevised text of this volume has been completely retypeset and printed in a larger, more attractive format with the new cover design for the series.

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CONTENTS

General Preface
Author's Preface
Chief Abbreviations
Select Bibliography

Introduction
Overview
Distinctive Features of the Fourth Gospel
The Fourth Gospel and the Letters of John: A Scenario
Composition of the Fourth Gospel
Purpose and Readership
Authorship
Date and Place of Writing
Historical Reliability
Recent Trends in the Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel
Theology of the Fourth Gospel
Structure of the Fourth Gospel

Analysis
Commentary

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Colin G. Kruse (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior lecturer of New Testament at Melbourne School of Theology. In the twenty years following his ordination into the Anglican ministry, Kruse gained practical experience in parishes in Australia and the U.S. along with five years of missionary service as a theological lecturer in Indonesia. Besides journal articles on the New Testament, Old Testament and the Dead Sea Scrolls, Kruse has authored several books including Paul, the Law and Justification and New Testament Models for Ministry: Jesus and Paul. He has also written the Tyndale New Testament Commentary on 2 Corinthians and the Pillar New Testament Commentary titles The Letters of John and Paul's Letter to the Romans.

BY Colin G. Kruse

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