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John the Theologian and his Paschal Gospel: A Prologue to Theology

John Behr


This is an inter-disciplinary work, bringing together historical scholarship (regarding the earliest readers of the Gospel of John), contemporary scriptural scholarship on John, and philosophy, specifically Michel Henry, a French Phenomenologist and another reader of John, to explore how the Incarnation relates to the Passion of Christ, and how we understand and speak of revelation, that is, the relationship between scriptural exegesis and theological discourse. In particular, the work shows how ‘incarnation’ is not an event now in the past, but rather the continuing embodiment of God in those ... More

Keywords: Gospel of John, Incarnation, Pascha, Easter, Theology, Exegesis, Phenomenology, Apocalyptic, Anthropology, Christology, Michel Henry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198837534
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198837534.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Behr, author
Fr Georges Florovsky Distinguished Professor of Patristics, St Vladimir's Seminary, NY