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John and Philosophy: A New Reading of the Fourth Gospel

Troels Engberg-Pedersen


This book calls for a return to the text in a sanitized historical criticism that sets aside a large number of traditional issues concerning Literarkritik (source criticism), Religionsgeschichte (history of religion), and the Johannine community and focuses instead on the text as we have it. Drawing on insights from narrative criticism, it articulates a narrative philosophical approach which allows the reader to find both literary and thematic coherence in John 1, 2–4, 5–6, 7–8, 9–10, 11–12, 13–17, and 18–20. An analysis of John 1:1–34 leads to the formulation of a Johannine cosmological theor ... More

Keywords: textual focus, philosophical narrative, Stoicism, Platonism, logos, pneuma, realized eschatology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198792505
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198792505.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Troels Engberg-Pedersen, author
Professor of New Testament exegesis, University of Copenhagen