D. Moody Smith treats the theology of the Gospel of John in its narrative form and historical context, both ancient Jewish and early Christian. The major theological themes of the Gospel, especially its christology, are treated in relation to the context of the work, since Johannine theology is not simply a by-product of controversies that produced the Gospel, but is rather related to them in significant ways. As Professor Smith shows, John marks an important watershed between Christianity and Judaism. His study will thus serve equally well as an INTRODUCTION to the question of the ORIGIN OF JOHN and as an INTRODUCTION to its THEOLOGY.
Duke University's D. Moody Smith lucidly explains the theological ideas of the Gospel of John. Smith concentrates on its presentation of Jesus as the Christ along with such topics as God, the scriptures, the Church, and the spirit. An ideal introduction to the question of the origin of the Gospel of John as well as its theology.