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Why John Wrote a Gospel Jesus-Memory-History

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ISBN-10: 0664229050

ISBN-13: 9780664229054

Edition: 2006

Authors: Tom Thatcher

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Nineteen hundred years ago, someone called the Beloved Disciple told stories about Jesus and his days on earth, including reports of what Jesus said and did. These stories had been told for decades, but then someone took the stories and wrote them down, turning them from oral tradition into the book we know as the Gospel of John. Scholars have long concentrated on the content of this Fourth Gospel, analyzing how it differs from the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, and wondering how the different gospels relate to the Jesus of history. Thatcher builds upon all of this previous scholarship to ask a new and exciting Question: Why was this gospel written? Why would these followers of Jesus…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 12/19/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.110
Language: English

Tom Thatcher is Professor of New Testament at Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has taught for many years.

Prescript: Why Ask Why John Wrote a Gospel? or, What Difference Does This Make?
The Question-Why Write a Gospel?
Why Did John Write a Gospel?
Writing as Archive: The Fourth Gospel and the Medicine of Memory
John's Memory of Jesus
The Persistence of John's Memory
Writing as Rhetoric: The Fourth Gospel in John's Media Culture
The Memory Wars: Bent Frameworks, Countermemories, AntiChristianity
John's Memory Framework
One Way Back to Two Places: AntiChristian Countermemory
Jesus Now and Then: John's Dogmatic Memory
AntiChristian Mystical Memory
The Answer-Memory and History
"Everything That Rises Must Converge": The Private Past in Memory
Beyond the Scope of the Present Study: The Public Past in History Books
Why John Wrote a Gospel
Postscript: The Original Quest for a Historical Jesus
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