The potential conflict is only exacerbated when one recalls that not only does the Gospel according to John
not include an account of the institution of the Supper (at least per se, however much one may see allusions in chapter 6) but that the Gospel goes out of its way to dissociate whatever meal Jesus may have shared that night with his disciples from the Passover by stressing that the festival began on Friday evening that year (19:14), not Thursday evening, as in the Synoptics.
I only read reviews for my one-man shows (The Gospel According to John
) because I feel duty-bound,' he said.
Produced by Visual Bible International, a Toronto-based "faith-based media company," self-distributed "The Gospel According to John
" will open in the U.S.
Saint John's Day (Dec 27): Custom identifies John, one the 12 apostles, with the "beloved disciple" of the Gospel according to John
. One of today's scripture readings is the Easter story of the beloved disciple running to Jesus' tomb, looking into the empty tomb and believing.
THERE'S THIS TERMINALLY HIP BAR, I can't remember the name, and I'm drinking too much gin, smoking cigarettes that don't belong to me, and--here's my confession--reading aloud from The Gospel According to John
. Those I'm reading to, they're friends mostly, and friends of friends, and I doubt a single one of them believes any more than I do in God-the-Almighty, let alone in Jesus Christ.
Morris, The Gospel According to John
, Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1971, pp.75-76.
Additional topics include the Eastern idea of this world and our life as a dream, the meaning of life and our possibly skeptical and pessimistic attitude toward everything in existence, the process of life as a spiral, and the metaphorical claim that he is "overtaken by existential panic because of the tragic structure of things." This section ends with the poem "Alpha and Omega," which has as its motto the first sentence of the Gospel According to John
, implying that we may know the beginnings but that the end of everything "Knows only the awesome Alpha and Omega."
Brown, The Gospel According to John
(ABC; Garden City, NY, 1966-1970); J.
Ironically, for all that we are "unbelievers," we seem to take almost literally the gospel according to John
: "In the beginning," he said, "was the word." Of course, there are explanations for our logophilia.
Rajan Zed quoted from The Bible: "The Lord builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel (Psalm 147:2)." "For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast (Jeremiah 30:17)." "Whoever says, 'I am in the light,' while hating a brother or sister, is still in the darkness (First Epistle of John 2: 9)." "...Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another (Gospel According to John
Keith (New Testament and Christian origins, Lincoln Christian University) uses Biblical exegesis and historical analysis to investigate one passage in the Gospel according to John
, the pericope adulterae.
Her main sources are Eckhart's commentaries on the Gospel according to John
and on Genesis.
For its part, the Gospel according to John
, by both canonical position and content, offers an ultimate "What does this mean?" to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
Theologians find, especially in the Gospel according to John
, the promise that this new life is in some sense available now to those who embrace a "new life in Christ." In his letter to the Galatians, Paul describes this experience by writing: "I no longer live, but Christ lives in me" (2:20).
Nowhere is this "classic" understanding of the work of Christ more clearly displayed than in two of the three books that are supplying the readings for this year's Easter season, the Gospel according to John