A clear, logical, and faith based introduction to the church's most beloved gospel.
As part of the Encountering Biblical Studies series this book Encountering John provides an introduction both to the Gospel of John itself as well as to the issues raised about the book by historical and contemporary scholarship.
A well regarded teacher, scholar, and author Andreas Kostenberger provides crystal clear commentary and explanations in terms that students can understand and remember. But he also brings them to the next level; prepares them for more advanced and in-depth work in biblical studies. The book makes an excellent textbook, contains study questions, helpful illustrations, and outtakes.
In this updated edition of his successful textbook, leading evangelical New Testament scholar Andreas Köstenberger offers a survey of John's gospel that is informed by current scholarship but written at an accessible level. The book has been revised throughout and features a new interior design. Photos, sidebars, and other pedagogical aids are included.
Andreas J. Köstenberger (PhD, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is senior research professor of New Testament and biblical theology and director of PhD studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is the author, editor, or translator of numerous books and editor of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.
This book is an admirable contribution to the Encountering series. Although he is a sure-footed specialist on John, Köstenberger nevertheless manages to write with the clarity and condensed simplicity expected of a college-level textbook. Students who study John's gospel with this guide in hand will emerge with a grasp of its content that will provide an anchor not only for the rest of their biblical studies but for the rest of their lives.
-D. A. Carson,
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
The book combines expert scholarship with skillful and attractive methods of communication. It is exactly what students of the Fourth Gospel need both to provide them with the scholarly information and to guide and stimulate their own exploration of the Gospel and the many issues it raises. A splendid contribution.
University of St. Andrews
Students who look for a comprehensive introduction into the Fourth Gospel need to look no further: Köstenberger has written the best college-level introduction available. The book is packed with information yet easy to read. It competently interacts with the most recent scholarship yet is not pedantic in its presentation of secondary sources. It regularly discusses differing views on numerous topics yet never loses its focus. I highly recommend the book.
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary