'In the midst of dramatic and radical change in biblical studies, with this splendid collection of essays Thatcher and Lozada have done us an immeasurable service. Each article offers invaluable insights and clarifications of the "new look" in Johannine studies. As a result of this volume, readers will find their perspectives on the Gospel of John broadened and their appreciation for the global scholarly community deepened.'Robert Kysar, Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching and New Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University.'For this book, ten emerging Johannine scholars were given the same assignment: using John A.T. Robinson's 1957 essay "The New Look on the Fourth Gospel" as their starting point, they were to chart the "New Look" that has developed in the intervening half-century and to make an educated guess at what the coming years might hold for the study of the Gospel of John. A final essay by Alan Culpepper reflects upon their endeavours and places it in the context of the field as a whole. The volume testifies to the diversity of interests and, increasingly, the plurality of voices that add depth and richness to the field of Johannine studies. This is serious and engaging scholarship that documents the fascination that this Gospel still exerts, even after two millennia of discussion and debate. Required reading for all who are interested in the Fourth Gospel and in the multiple interpretations that it calls forth.'Adele Reinhartz, University of Ottawa.
About the Author
Francisco Lozada Jr. teaches biblical studies at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Jose, Texas, and received his Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He is author of A Literary Reading of John 5: Text as Construction (Society of Biblical Literature) and is a member of the Program Committee for the Society of Biblical Literature. Tom Thatcher teaches New Testament at Cincinnati Christian University in Ohio. He received his Ph.D. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville) and is an ordained minister of the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ. He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles, including Jesus in Johannine Tradition (Westminster John Knox) and The Riddles of Jesus in John: A Study in Tradition and Folklore (Society of Biblical Literature).
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