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  from jesus to christ: the story of the storytellers: the gospel of john
John's gospel is forcing us, dramatically at least, through the storytelling mode, to think of Jesus as a passover lamb.
John's gospel is witness to a Christianity that's moving farther and father away from Jewish tradition.
That is, the Gospel of John constructs the speeches of Jesus in an effort to interpret traditional sayings of Jesus.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/religion/story/john.html   (2205 words)

  The Gospel of John and the Hellenization of Jesus
John is distinct from the Synoptic Tradition because of the nature of the transformation of Jesus.
John's Jesus is preparing their proper place and it is on his timetable, not theirs, and in due course he will let them know when it is ready.
John's Jesus acts as the Mithraic communicator in the heavens (where Jesus was born and lives) and has Jesus promise to send the Holy Spirit as the vehicle for such a heavenly bonding (16:7).
www.infidels.org /library/modern/james_still/gospel_john.html   (2870 words)

  Gospel of John - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gospel according to John is a gospel document in the canon of the New Testament.
This date is assumed in large part because John 21, the so-called "appendix" to John, is largely concerned with explaining the death of the "beloved disciple," probably the leader of the Johannine community that produced the text.
John 3:16 is one of the most widely known passages in the New Testament: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gospel_of_John   (2648 words)

 USCCB - NAB - John - Introduction
The whole gospel of John is a progressive revelation of the glory of God's only Son, who comes to reveal the Father and then returns in glory to the Father.
John 21 seems to have been added after the gospel was completed; it exhibits a Greek style somewhat different from that of the rest of the work.
Among them are the opposition to the synagogue of the day and to John the Baptist's followers, who tried to exalt their master at Jesus' expense, the desire to show that Jesus was the Messiah, and the desire to convince Christians that their religious belief and practice must be rooted in Jesus.
www.usccb.org /nab/bible/john/intro.htm   (1235 words)

In John 21, the Postscript of the gospel, "the disciple whom Jesus loved" is said to be the one who witnessed to these things and who wrote these things (21:24); he is, in other words, not only the author but the authority standing behind the gospel.
The external evidence identifies John the son of Zebedee as the author of the Gospel of John.
The author of the Gospel of John was John the son of Zebedee, the apostle.
www.abu.nb.ca /courses/NTIntro/John.htm   (9067 words)

 Gospel of John
John is the gospel of belief, and was written to show the world that Jesus was the Christ, the "Son of God." Jesus was sent by the Father to give eternal life to believers.
John was one of the three who were selected to be with Jesus at the raising of Jairus' daughter, the transfiguration, and in the Garden of Gethsemane.
John’s purpose for writing this gospel was expressly stated in John 20:31, "these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name."
www.lifeofchrist.com /life/gospels/john.asp   (457 words)

 Gospel Of John
The Gospel of John is one of four gospels in the Holy Bible and is the fourth book in chronological order presented in the New Testament.
The author of this gospel was the disciple John, one of the twelve disciples that followed Jesus Christ during His earthly ministry.
The author identifies himself in the last chapter of the gospel: "This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true." (John 21:24).
www.allaboutjesuschrist.org /gospel-of-john.htm   (709 words)

 USCCB - NAB - John - Introduction
The Gospel of John begins with a magnificent prologue, which states many of the major themes and motifs of the gospel, much as an overture does for a musical work.
The whole gospel of John is a progressive revelation of the glory of God's only Son, who comes to reveal the Father and then returns in glory to the Father.
John 21 seems to have been added after the gospel was completed; it exhibits a Greek style somewhat different from that of the rest of the work.
www.nccbuscc.org /nab/bible/john/intro.htm   (1235 words)

 The Gospel of John   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John stresses that darkness (sinfulness) did not conquer the light – the theme in Gn 3:15 of the ultimate victory of the woman’s seed over the serpent.
In the Gospel of John, John the Baptist is the first witness of Jesus.
John the Baptist is a ray of light shining in the darkness.
www.stjohnneumann.com /online/GSJ/GSJMod2.htm   (470 words)

 Gospel of John
There is a case to be made that John, the son of Zebedee, had already died long before the Gospel of John came to be written.
If the author of the Gospel of John were an eyewitness, presumably the author would have known that Jesus and his compatriots were permitted to enter the synagogues.
Kysar states concerning the dating of the Gospel of John: "Those who relate the expulsion to a formal effort on the part of Judaism to purge itself of Christian believers link the composition of the gospel with a date soon after the Council of Jamnia, which is supposed to have promulgated such an action.
www.earlychristianwritings.com /john.html   (1852 words)

 Contextual Problems with the Gospel of John
The Johannine material (Gospel of John) is a radical departure from the synoptics of Mark, Matthew, and Luke.
John for the first time, makes his Jesus state definitively those things that early Christians thought that he was, but that he himself did not say that he was.
John's Jesus's own disciples told him that the pagan soter motif was "a hard saying; who can hear it?" (6:60) Of course to the psuedopigraphical author of John, the Jews were incapable of understanding the mysteries that he wrote about anyway.
www.infidels.org /library/modern/james_still/john_context.html   (1010 words)

John the apostle has traditionally been accepted as the author of the fourth gospel since the early Church fathers.
The language and thinking of the author of the Gospel of John is parallel with the first epistle of John, cp.
An additional purpose of the Gospel of John then, is to provide supplemental information and to expand the reader's view of the incarnate Christ (life and times of Jesus at the First Advent) as compared to the synoptic gospels.
www.versebyverse.org /doctrine/intro-john.html   (650 words)

Gospel is the confinement of the narrative to the chronicling of events which took place in Judea and Jerusalem.
Gospel is to be referred to the last decade of the first century, or to be still more precise, to 96 or one of the succeeding years.
In this manner John wished to secure the faithful against the temptations of the false learning by means of which the heretics might prejudice the purity of their faith.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08438a.htm   (6221 words)

 Living Water - The Gospel of John   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Gospel of John is one of the most loved books of the Bible.
John 3:16 is regarded by many as the most important verse in the Bible.
The Gospel of John reveals that Jesus is the long promised and long awaited Christ, the Messiah of Israel, God's Son and Savior of the world.
www2.livingwater.org /livingwater   (385 words)

 Gospel of John : Commentary and MP3 messages - Frames of Reference
John’s gospel was the last written; his style and content is much different than the other gospels.
John's purpose for writing is so that you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, and you might have life through His name (John 20:30-31); he chooses specific events from the life of Jesus to meet that goal.
John was also the last disciple alive (even Paul was gone) and possessed considerable apostolic authority — his account is authoritative and provides details not found in the other gospel accounts.
www.dyeager.org /john   (186 words)

 Marchiano Ministries' Financial Accountability for The Gospel According to John
Marchiano Ministries' Financial Accountability for The Gospel According to John
The goal of Marchiano Ministries is to produce and distribute a Word for Word, verse by verse, fully dramatized film adaptation of The Gospel According to John, using the New International Version of the Holy Scriptures.
A separate bank account is to be established for the express purpose of receiving and distributing funds in relation to The Gospel According to John, that funds will not be commingled with those of other, unrelated Marchiano Ministries projects.
www.gospelaccordingtojohn.com /text/financial.htm   (550 words)

 Johannine Literature Homepage
THST 310: The Gospel of John - undergraduate course, by Prof.
BIB 233: Gospel of John - undergraduate course, by Prof.
The Gospel of John - seminary course, by Prof.
catholic-resources.org /John   (679 words)

The Gospel of John is one of the four Gospels which the early church authorised as being based on the evidence of eyewitnesses to the life of Jesus.
John is concerned with Jesus' activity in Jerusalem and the surrounding area but he says sufficient to show that he was aware of an extensive Galilean ministry, although he virtually ignores it.
There is nothing in the Gospel to repudiate this idea, and the fact that John is not mentioned in the Gospel, and that John the Baptiser is simply called John would seem strong support for it.
www.geocities.com /johncommentary   (1583 words)

 bible.org: The Gospel of John:
Introduction, Argument, Outline
Where John and the synoptics do overlap (only 8-10% of the time), there seem to be inherent contradictions, especially in three areas: the cleansing of the temple, the presentation of dominical sayings, and the chronology of the Lord’s supper.
John was putting on the finishing touches of his gospel for Paul’s churches (since the churches of Asia Minor had none and since Paul did not know Christ according to the flesh) when Peter was arrested.
The Gospel of John has four major sections to it: prologue (1:1-18), the Son of God’s manifestation to the nation (or, the “Book of Signs”) (1:19–12:50), the Son of God’s ministry to his disciples (13:1–17:26), and the Son of God’s suffering and glory (18:1–20:31).
www.bible.org /page.asp?page_id=1328   (10149 words)

 The Gospel of John, an overview   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John the Apostle was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ.
John was traditionally held to be the author of five books of the New Testament, including the Gospel of John, but many scholars dispute this.
The writer of John is believed to be a Greek convert and his lack of knowledge of Judaism and the Torah is as appalling as his hatred of Jews.
www.sullivan-county.com /news/mine/john_gospel.htm   (4574 words)

 The Gospel of John
Certain similarities between the gospel, letters and Apocalypse that now bear that name led the early Christians to imagine that they had been the work of a single author; and since the redactor of Apocalypse had called himself Ioannes, that name was attached to the unsigned works also.
The Fourth Gospel was written after the expulsion of Jewish Christians from synagogue life in the late 80s.
In John 8:24, 28, the fourth evangelist appears to employ the Exodus formula, which the Scholars Version translates, 'I am (what I say I am)'...I AM may be understood to predicate the existence of God (I AM means 'I exist'), or it may be simply the name of God (my name is I AM).
www.mystae.com /restricted/reflections/messiah/john.html   (6030 words)

 Gospel of John
Sherrill, a Christian and a professional actor, decided in 1999 to memorize the Gospel of John as a way of deepening his spirituality, with the thought that he might one day perform it.
As to the message of John, "I think people are hungry for it, because we live in a very troubled world." He says that some passages have an eerie relevance to modern times, especially after September 11.
The Gospel of John is also a major motion picture which is narrated with a word-for-word reading of John.
www.acfnewsource.org /religion/gospel_of_John.html   (1018 words)

 Gospel of John   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
John uses the idea of Jesus' miracles being 'signs' (semeion) a distinguishing mark or seal of genuineness, (John 2:23; 3:2; 4:54; 6:2, 14).
As seen in the context of this passage John was baptizing multitudes and this was for the forgiveness of sins (John 1:15-34; 3:22-28; Mark 1:4).
John's Plan in the Gospel: The thesis of John's record is that Jesus was God in the flesh.
fly.hiwaay.net /~wgann/walk_nt/john.htm   (1143 words)

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John 12.9-11 - (Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of him but also to see Lazarus, whom he had raised from the dead.
The fourth gospel is not as anti-Jewish as some people thin anyway: salvation is still said to be "from the Jews" (4.22), and often the referent of "the Jews" is "the Jews in Judea" or "the Jewish leaders" or the like.
THEREFORE--to assert that John (and the wider Christian community) attributed the death of Jesus to the GENERAL POPULACE known as "Jews" is FUNDAMENTALLY MISTAKEN; and that to accuse certain first-century Jews of being 'anti-Semitic' because of some general Roman cultural trend is entirely without foundation.
www.christian-thinktank.com /ajews.html   (2440 words)

 "The Gospel of John" / review and/or viewer comments - Christian Spotlight on the Movies
John's Gospel is probably heavier on dialogue and leaner on action when compared to the Synoptic Gospels, but this movie never suffers from that, largely due, I think, to Cusick's spirited performance and the filmmakers' inventive staging and filming.
Some say "John" (the author's name is known only by tradition; the Gospel has no name attached to it) wrote his Gospel as an old man, after a lifetime of theological reflection on "The Word" that had become flesh.
For those who have a perception that John's Gospel gives us a Jesus who is wholly or largely focused on the realm from which He came, this movie may come as a shock, for it shows that John's Jesus is a very earthly/earthy/fleshly/real Jesus.
www.christiananswers.net /spotlight/movies/2003/thegospelofjohn.html   (2318 words)

 Living Water - The Gospel of John   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Gospel of John is one of the most loved books of the Bible.
John 3:16 is regarded by many as the most important verse in the Bible.
The Gospel of John reveals that Jesus is the long promised and long awaited Christ, the Messiah of Israel, God's Son and Savior of the world.
www.livingwater.org   (385 words)

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