The Sheep of the Fold
The Audience and Origin of the Gospel of John
By (author) Edward W. Klink
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Sheep of the Fold by Edward W. Klink
Book DescriptionThe last generation of gospel scholarship has considered the reconstruction and analysis of the audience behind the gospels as paradigmatic. The key hermeneutical template for reading the gospels has been the quest for the community that each gospel represents. This scholarly consensus regarding the audience of the gospels has been reconsidered. Using as a test case one of the most entrenched gospels, Edward Klink explores the evidence for the audience behind the Gospel of John. This study challenges the prevailing gospel paradigm by examining the community construct and its functional potential in early Christianity, the appropriation of a gospel text and J. L. Martyn's two-level reading of John, and the implied reader located within the narrative. The study concludes by proposing a more appropriate audience model for reading John, as well as some implications for the function of the gospel in early Christianity.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521875820
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 2-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Edward W. Klink
John, Hardback (January 2017)
The aim of this series is to exegete each passage of Scripture succinctly in its grammatical and historical context. Each passage is interpreted in the light of its biblical setting, with a view to grammatical detail, literary context, flow of biblical argument, and historical setting.
Understanding Biblical Theology, Paperback (November 2012)
Cutting through the confusing array of interpretive strategies that claim the term "biblical theology," Edward Klink and Darian Lockett consider five types of biblical theology as they are currently practiced, including an explanation of how they developed and an exploration of one contemporary proponent of each.
Sheep of the Fold, Paperback (February 2010)
Klink challenges a scholarly consensus concerning the audience and origin of the Gospel of John.
Audience of the Gospels, Hardback (June 2009)» View all books by Edward W. Klink
Presents a discussion centred upon the audience of the gospels.
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Author Biography - Edward W. Klink
Edward W. Klink III is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.
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