15 Intro to John

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1 15. Introduction to  the Gospel of John “Having events and teachings not contained elsewhere, the gospel of John makes a unique and important contribution to our understanding of the person and work of Jesus, who is portrayed in consistently divine terms . . . Pregnant with theological insights, it is perhaps the most deeply thoughtful Gospel account. Filled with dialogues and scenes that draw in the reader, this Gospel is also the most symbolic and is able to teach at many levels, root the believer more firmly in his or her faith, and touch even those who do not yet accept Christ.” (Holzapfel, Huntsman, and Wayment, Jesus Christ and the World of the New Testament , 126) El Greco, “Apostle St John the Evangelist,” 1610-14
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2 John the Evangelist John is a Jew writing to Jewish members of the Church The Synoptic gospels are essentially missionary tracts, John’s gospel is the next step to understanding the Savior and his mission John is also the author of 3
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