In the Footsteps of Jesus with John
September 4 - October 2, 2018

1. Course Description

Many readers today are more than a little uncomfortable with the treatment of “the Jews” in John’s Gospel. At the same time, that very Gospel is in many ways the most Jewish of all four, with an extensive knowledge not only of the Scriptures but also of the feasts, the liturgy and even the geography of the Holy City. Our reading of John’s Gospel will, therefore, take seriously these religious, cultural and archaeological contexts, enriching our reading and leading to a responsible contemporary understanding of the Fourth Gospel.

Suggested Bible
The Jewish Annotated New Testament

Course details:
Provisional Timetable

Select Bibliography on the Fourth Gospel
Bibliography for the Fourth Gospel
Accessible reading material

  • Brant, Jo-Ann A., John, Grand Rapids, MI: BakerAcademic, 2011. (+ Kindle)
  • Culpepper, R. Alan, The Gospel and Letters of John, Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998 (+ Kindle)
  • Goan, Seán, The Sign. Reading the Gospel of John, Dublin: Dominican Publications, 2018
  • Kysar, Robert, John. The Maverick Gospel, Louiseville MN: Westminster/John Knox Press, 2007
  • Pagola, José, El camino abierto por Jesús. 4. Juan. Madrid: PPC, 2012.
  • Thompson, Marianne Meye, John. A Commentary. New Testament Library. Louisville KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2015.
  • Schneiders, Sandra M., Written that You May Believe. Encountering Jesus in the Fourth Gospel, New York: Crossroad, 1999.
  • Solomon, Norman, Judaism. A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: OUP, 2014.
  • Yee, Gale A., Jewish Feasts and the Gospel of John, Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2007.
  • Zumstein, Jean, L’apprentissage de la foi: A la découverte de l’évangile de Jean et ses lecteurs, Geneva: Labor et Fides, 2015.