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The Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel (1953)

by C. H. Dodd

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Since its publication almost forty years ago, The Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel has established itself as a classic of biblical scholarship. Regarded as a seminal text in Johannine studies, it provides a comprehensive and authoritative exposition of the major elements and themes contained in this more original and fascinating of ancient documents. The author reconstructs the background and intellectual milieu out of which the Fourth Gospel may be supposed to have taken shape. He then defines as precisely as possible the leading concepts that may be said to have determined the structure and arrangement of the book as we have it. The result is a massive achievement, and no serious student of the New Testament can afford to ignore this study's findings. The Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel represents the culmination of a lifetime's reflection on its subject by one of this century's most distinguished New Testament scholars, and will continue to stimulate and provoke generations of readers.… (more)

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CONIVGI CARISSIMAE AMANTISSIMAE

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PREFACE -- The scope of this book is restricted to the attempt to establish some general principles and lines of direction for the interpretation of the Fourth Gospel.
1. THE SETTING IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY -- There is a scene in the early part of Goethe's Faust, where the hero, yearning for the light of revelation (which nowhere burns more brightly than in the New Testament), sets himself to translate the Gospel according to John.
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