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Subject: Bible. John > Commentaries.
Bible. John.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781451430950
  • ISBN: 1451430957
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 263 pages).
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Fortress Press, ©2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 263) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Series foreword -- Acknowledgements -- Preface -- Index of passages from the Book of John in the Revised common lectionary -- Introduction -- The prologue : a summary of the fourth Gospel (John 1:1-18) -- The calling of the disciples, the first sign, and the temple incident (John 1:19-2:25) -- A tale of two disciples and the second sign (John 3-4) -- The healing of the man ill for thirty-eight years and Jesus as the bread of life (John 5-6) -- Conflict with the world (John 7-8) -- The healing of the man born blind and Jesus as door and shepherd (John 9-10) -- The raising of Lazarus, the anointing, and the last public discourse (John 11-12) -- The foot washing, the last meal, and the farewell discourse (John 13-17) -- The passion narrative (John 18-19) -- The resurrection appearances (John 20-21) -- Suggestions for further reading.
Summary: Karoline Lewis draws together the strengths of two exegetical approaches to the Gospel of John in this volume of the Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries series. Lewis takes a broad thematic approach to the Gospel while at the same time giving exegetical and homiletical insights about individual pericopes. With attention to both liturgical interpretation and exegetical analysis, Lewis provides a unique preaching resource that will build biblical literacy by assisting both preachers and listeners in understanding John's Gospel as a whole, not just a collection of vaguely related stories. Those who peruse these pages will discover anew how John's story of Jesus shapes and gives worth to being a disciple for the sake of the world God loves. In other words, the intent of this commentary is to invite the reader into an encounter with the Jesus of John's Gospel. Such an encounter witnesses to how an experience of the Jesus of John actually matters. Readers, preachers, and their parishioners will have a deeper appreciation of the book's unique interpretation of the Christ event and how that influences their approach to living the Christian faith in today's world.
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