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Unformatted text preview: Brent Meschuk RS-010-1 2-17-08 Book: John PART A Authorship: Thought to be the Apostle John, son of Zedebee Date and Place: Between 80-100 A.D. It uses highly sophisticated theological writing style, giving rise to the belief of it being written much later. Well written in Greek and uses Greek philosophical beliefs. Historical Context: The Emperor in Rome was Domitian. Christians were driven out of the synagogues. AD 94 gave rise to Josephus’s Jewish Antiquities, and in AD 96 Nerva took over the Roman Empire. Assyria reaches conversion to Christianity. Genre: Greek Narrative in Christology PART B Major Themes: Salvation, Beloved Disciple, Light and Darkness, “I am” statements, Signs, Witnesses, Feasting One Sentence Summary: The Book of John shows how Jesus concentrated on redeeming humanity and his discipleship. Outline: I. Signs- Introduction 1) Use of logos, Greek philosophical term of reason 2) Jesus calls upon the Disciples- 1 st Sign – Water into Wine 1) Jesus and moneychangers...
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- Spring '08
- Gospel of John, Brent Meschuk RS-010-1, Greek philosophical beliefs, theological writing style, Father-Your Father relationship