John: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist

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Ideal for students who are beginning New Testament studies or taking an elective after doing an introductory course, this text will also benefit clergy seeking a fresh way of conveying the Johannine message to a 21st century audience.

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John: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist is an accessible introduction to the Fourth Gospel. This book examines three aspects of John's Gospel: John's telling of the story of Jesus, his interpretation of Jesus for his readers, and his formulation of all of this into the Gospel of Jesus.

Carter surveys the central issues of this Gospel and engages with narrative and historical approaches, the two dominant methods used in interpreting John's Gospel. In addition, he introduces his readers to a consideration of the Gospel's negotiation of the Roman imperial world.

This book is written for college and seminary students, clergy seeking resources for teaching and preaching, and the laity, especially Bible study groups who like to engage a topic in some depth.

"The adage that the Gospel of John is a pool in which a child can wade and an elephant can swim is repeated often. While John is widely accessible on a superficial level, it demands a great deal if one is to read it perceptively. Warren Carter provides serious readers with a thorough orientation to the Gospel, leading students of the Gospel into its literary, historical, and theological facets while providing an overview of key figures and contributions in Johannine scholarship. Everyone needs a guide when entering unfamiliar territory, and, for the adventurous, Carter is surefooted, reliable, and insightful. Those who follow his lead will quickly find John to be a source of endless fascination."--R. Alan Culpepper, McAfee School of Theology

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Warren Carter is Professor of New Testament at Saint Paul School of Theology. He is also the author of What Are They Saying about Matthew’s Sermon on the Mount?, Discipleship and Households: A Study of Matthew 10–20, and Pontius Pilate: Portraits of a Roman Governor.

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