The Enduring Impact of the Gospel of John (Hardcover)
John's Gospel possesses a generous range of meanings and has had an enduring impact across the generations. This book explores that impact from a range of disciplines: from the exegetical and theological to the historical, spiritual, liturgical, musical, pastoral, political, and postcolonial. It encompasses contributions from a number of scholars and writers associated with Trinity College, University of Divinity, Melbourne, who all share a common love for this Gospel and a conviction of its continuing relevance. Australian biblical scholar Professor Francis J. Moloney SDB says in his foreword that various ""receptions"" of the Fourth Gospel are illuminatingly explored in this book, which demonstrates how the Gospel of John has played a critical role in shaping the theology and culture of the Christian tradition.
Robert A. Derrenbacker Jr. is dean of the Theological School at Trinity College, University of Divinity, and Frank Woods Associate Professor in New Testament. In the past, he has held faculty positions in New Testament at Tyndale Seminary (Toronto) and Regent College (Vancouver) and was president of Thorneloe University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He is the author of Ancient Compositional Practices and the Synoptic Problem (2005). Dorothy A. Lee is the Stewart Research Professor of New Testament at Trinity College Theological School, University of Divinity. Her areas of specialty include the Gospels, and feminist studies and spirituality in the New Testament. She has published widely in the Fourth Gospel. Her most recent publication is The Ministry of Women in the New Testament: Reclaiming the Biblical Vision for Church Leadership (2021). Muriel Porter is a Melbourne journalist, author, and historian. A University Scholar of the University of Divinity, she is a member of the adjunct faculty, Trinity College Theological School. She was a leader in the struggle for women's ordination as priests and bishops in the Anglican Church of Australia. She has published widely on the contemporary religious scene, including Women in the Church: The Great Ordination Debate in Australia (1989).