I) General Purpose:
To inculcate a thorough knowledge of the content and structure of John's Gospel and to familiarize the student with the diverse ways in which contemporary scholarship views the Gospel.
II) Specific Objectives:
- 1) to help the student acquire a full understanding of the content and structure of John.
- 2) to heighten the student's skills in exegesis and in the application of the Gospel's message.
- 3) to expand that student's knowledge of the cultural milieu out of which this Gospel grew.
This course will take a predominantly exegetical approach to the study of the Fourth Gospel. This will be done without prejudice to other aspects of Gospel study, viz., theology, questions of authorship, style etc.