The Final Volume in a Well-Received Gospel Study
Ideal for students who are beginning New Testament studies or taking an elective after doing an introductory course, John: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist will also benefit clergy seeking a fresh way of conveying the Johannine message to a twenty-first century audience. Carters study is also useful for Bible study groups who prefer engaging topics in depth.
In addition to providing familiarity with central matters related to the gospel, it helpfully engages the two dominant methods used in current interpretive work, namely, narrative and historical approaches to John. Besides offering helpful synthesis of existing material, the book introduces readers to a neglected element in Johannine interpretation: the gospels negotiation of the Roman imperial world.
ABOUT THE GOSPEL STUDY Advanced college, seminary, and graduate students appreciate these broadly accessible introductions to the four gospels. By considering each gospel from three important angles of storyteller, interpreter, and evangelist, they help readers grasp the literary and theological accomplishments of their ancient authors.
Praise for Carters Matthew: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist "With a deft touch and an eye for detail, Carter invites the reader to follow him on a well-planned literary tour of the world of Matthews Gospel and its story of Jesus. Writing for students, ministers, and scholars alike, Carter demonstrates a fine mastery of both historical and literary methods." Jack Dean Kingsbury, Union Theological Seminary, Editor, Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology