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Understanding the Fourth Gospel

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In this fully revised new edition of a pioneering study of John's gospel, John Ashton explores fresh topics and takes account of the latest scholarly debates. Ashton argues first that the thought-world of the gospel is Jewish, not Greek, and secondly that the text is many-layered, not simple, and composed over an extended period as the evangelist responded to the changing ...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published July 16th 2013 by Oxford University Press (UK) (first published June 6th 1991)
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Aug 15, 2014 Zacharygs rated it liked it
Meh. A good update post-Bultmann, but the whole thing reads as an attack on all those blasted postmoderns. It comes across as a very angry book with a chip on its shoulder: "Ya'all didn't listen to me last time when I said it was an apocalypse in reverse, so I'm going to tell you again in sterner tones!"

Some good stuff, and a nice intro into contemporary research on John though.
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