For the 2019 Lecture, Attridge explores the Gospel of John from the perspectives of the literary turn in Johannine
studies, encountering history, and doing theology in the Fourth Gospel.
In the early stage, the Johannine
community of believers saw the world as a good place, but in need of reform.
Theoretically, Ricoeur presents a twofold conception of the state - the 'Pauline' and the 'Johannine
As such, Parsenios's contribution seeks to bridge that divide for this segment of the Johannine
In today's second reading, the Johannine
epistolary writer speaks frankly about love.
Contributions originally arose from a 2007 joint meeting of the "John, Jesus, and History Group" and the "Johannine
Literature Section" of the Society of Biblical Literature.
In the Johannine
writings, three separate terms, "Holy Spirit", "Spirit of Truth", and "Paraclete" are used.
What we learn most of all from the Johannine
letters is that early Christian communities were greatly beset with the destructive consequences of false teaching.
As part of the greater "Johannine
corpus," they tend to get lost in the light of the Gospel of John.
The recent contribution to the Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament by Jo-Ann Brant on the Gospel of John (Fourth Gospel) is a welcome addition to Johannine
The essays examine the Hellenistic context, the Jewish context, the New Testament from a Greco-Roman perspective, ethics in the Qumran scrolls and New Testament ethics, Jewish inscriptions on New Testament ethics, Hellenistic Judaism in the study of Paul's ethics, ethical traditions, family ethics and love in the Johannine
literature, "good" as a moral category in the early tradition of Jesus, ethics and anthropology in the letter of James, and essentials of ethics in Matthew and the Didache.
L., <<The Structure of the Johannine
Prologue and Genesis 1>>, Australian Biblical Review 45 (1997) 40-55.