Course Area of Study:

A study of the Fourth Gospel and the First Letter of John. The purpose of the course is to lift key themes in Johannine literature, and with the help of traditional historical critical and other new methods, engage the history and development of the Johannine community, as well as Johannine portrait of Jesus as the divine wisdom/word made flesh. The goal is to help students understand the Johannine Jesus and community, and their implications for addressing the experiences and needs of their own communities.