Johannine Writings I: Gospel and Letters
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An overview of the historical context of John and the exploration of the person of John and his central theological ideas. In the Book of Signs (John 1-12), we come to understand the thoughts of John. Jesus showed himself to his own people through signs and words as the revelation of his Father, only to be rejected by them. We will see the various steps John took to make his readers “believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and believing may have life in his name.” (Jn 20:31) The Prologue (John 1:1-18) will especially be studied in detail. The Book of Exaltation (John 13-20) and the Epilogue (John 21) will be studied systematically and exegetically.
Msgr. Ambrose Vaz
SS120 or equiv.