John in Jerusalem
Salvation is from the Jews

In the Footsteps of Jesus with John
September 4 - October 2, 2018


The Centre for Biblical Formation

Notre Dame de Sion
Jerusalem

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Course Description

Many readers today are more than a little uncomfortable with the treatment of “the Jews” in John’s Gospel. At the same time, that very Gospel is in many ways the most Jewish of all four, with an extensive knowledge not only of the Scriptures but also of the feasts, the liturgy and even the geography of the Holy City. Our reading of John’s Gospel will, therefore, take seriously these religious, cultural and archaeological contexts, enriching our reading and leading to a responsible contemporary understanding of the Fourth Gospel.
Suggested reading material

  • *Brant, Jo-Ann A., John, Grand Rapids, MI: BakerAcademic, 2011. (+ Kindle)
  • Byrne, Brendan, Life Abounding. A Reading of John's Gospel, Collegeville MA: The Liturgical Press, 2014 (+ Kindle)
  • Caron, Gérald, Qui sont les “Juifs” de l’évangile de Jean?, Paris: Bellarmin, 1997.
  • Coloe, Mary L., God Dwells with Us. Temple Symbolism in the Gospel of John, Collegeville MN: The Liturgical Press, 2001.
  • *Culpepper, R. Alan, The Gospel and Letters of John, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998 (+ Kindle)
  • Martyn, J. Louis, History and Theology in the Fourth Gospel, Revised and Expanded: A New Testament Library Classic. Louisville/London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003, third edition (+ Kindle)
  • *Reinhartz, Adele, Befriending the Beloved Disciple. A Jewish Reading of the Gospel of John, New York /London: Continuum: 2001.
  • Zumstein, Jean, L’apprentissage de la foi: A la découverte de l’évangile de Jean et ses lecteurs, Geneva: Labor et Fides, 2015.