John's Apologetic Christology: Legitimation and Development in Johannine Christology (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series)

  • Publish Date: 2001-09-17
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: James F. McGrath
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James McGrath offers a convincing explanation of how and why John arrived at a christological portrait of Jesus that is so different from that of other New Testament authors, and yet at the same time clearly has its roots in earlier tradition. McGrath suggests that as the author of the Fourth Gospel sought to defend his beliefs about Jesus against the objections brought by opponents, he developed and drew out further implications from the beliefs he inherited. The book studies this process using insights from the field of sociology.