NT017-812 - The Fourth Gospel (Greek)
2,802 Standard Tuition Fee
Category developing unitB
new testamentUnit Discipline
LA006-612; NT001-512, NT001-712 or NT003-512, NT003-712
Prior to 2020, this unit content was delivered under the unit code NT634. Unit exclusions: NT028-612, NT028-712, NT028-812, NT016
Set Text GreekThis unit counts towards the "set text" unit requirements of courses, and the original language set text requirement of the Master of Divinity.
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will
A. Know and understand
1. Demonstrate Advanced knowledge and understanding of the Gospel of John in the Greek text.
B. Be able to
1. Examine the ‘introductory’ issues in understanding the Gospel of John
2. Evaluate alternative interpretations of the themes and theological teachings of the Gospel of John
3. Translate and Exegete selected passages of the Greek text of the Gospel of John
C. Be in a position to
1. Applying the teaching of the Gospel of John to contemporary Christian living and ministry practice
Candidates are required to learn and employ exegetical methods of modern critical scholarship. Candidates who pursue exegesis in the Greek text are also urged to include OT647 in their studies, as Greek exegesis will expect an acquaintance with the issues in the major textual variants.
Candidates may not take any unit in which they repeat material completed in another unit.
1. The theology of the Fourth Gospel, including such topics as:
Christology; pneumatology; the church; eschatology; salvation/life/judgement; sacraments; faith and signs.
2. The critical issues in the Fourth Gospel, such as: authorship; dating; provenance; formation of and historical background to the gospel; John and the synoptic gospels and the gospel tradition.
3. Translation and exegesis of the Greek text of John 1–3, 5–6, 15–16 (or a comparable block of chapters).
This unit's indicative bibliography is currently being revised. Students should contact their home college for further details at the time of taking this unit.
Carter, W., John: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2006).
Ferreira, J., Johannine Ecclesiology (Sheffield: SAP, 1998).
Fortna, R. T. and T. Thatcher (eds), Jesus in Johannine Tradition (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001).
Lincoln, A. T., The Gospel According to Saint John. (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2005).
Malina, B. J. and R. L. Rohrbaugh, Social Science Commentary on the Gospel of John (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998).
Orton, D. E., The Composition of John’s Gospel: Selected Studies from Novum Testamentum (Leiden: Brill, 1999).
Painter, J., R. A. Culpepper & F. Segovia (eds), Word, Theology and Community in John (St. Louis: Chalice, 2002).
Thatcher, T., Why John Wrote a Gospel: Jesus, Memory, History (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006).
Ashton, J., (ed.), The Interpretation of John (2nd ed ; Edinburgh: T & T Clark,1997).
Culpepper, R. A. and C. C. Black (eds), Exploring the Gospel of John (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 1996).
Porter, S. E. and C. A. Evans (eds), The Johannine Writings: A Sheffield Reader (Sheffield: SAP, 1995).
Pryor, J. W., John: Evangelist of the Covenant People: The Narrative and Themes of the Fourth Gospel (Downers Grove: InterVarstiy Press, 1992).
Smalley, S. S., John: Evangelist & Interpreter (Exeter: Paternoster, 1998).
Smith, D. M., The Theology of the Gospel of John (Cambridge: CUP, 1995).
Brown, R. E. and F. J. Maloney, An Introduction to the Gospel of John (New York: Doubleday, 2003).
Kruse, C. G., The Gospel according to John (rev.; Leicester: InterVarsity, 2004).
Keener, C. S., The Gospel of John: A Commentary (2 Vols; Peabody: Hendrickson, 2003).
Lincoln, A. T., The Gospel According to Saint John. (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2005).
Köstenberger, A. J., John (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2004).
Moloney, F. J., The Gospel of John (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical, 1998).
Carson, D. A., The Gospel According to John (Leicester: IVP, 1991).
Ridderbos, H., The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1997).
Schnackenburg, R., The Gospel According to St. John, 2 vol. (New York: Seabury Press, 1968, 1980).
Witherington, B., John’s Wisdom: A Commentary on the Fourth Gospel (Lousville: Westminster John Knox, 1995).
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