In Part One, we consider the material and cultural contexts out of which John’s gospel emerged. After locating John in human history, we consider the opening chapter of the gospel, focusing on the Word made flesh, and John’s unique account of how creation was spoken into being by the “WORD,” who was with God, and who was God.
In Part One, we consider the material and cultural contexts out of which John’s gospel emerged. After locating John in human history, we consider the opening chapter of the gospel, focusing on the Word made flesh, and John’s unique account of how creation was spoken into being by the “WORD,” who was with God, and who was God.
In Part Three, we reflect on God and the Holy Spirit as they manifest themselves in the figure of the Son. In ways both mysterious and inevitable, John chronicles those aspects of Christ’s being that transcend and transform material reality, opening a window from which fallen humanity can glimpse the Divine through the dark glass of human perception and sin.
In Part Four, we focus on the legacy of Christ’s teachings, miracles, and sacrifice in the Gospel of John. After the Word is made flesh, enters the world, and is rejected by His own creation, a new reality is ushered in that reshapes human understanding. He was the light, and the darkness knew Him not. What does that ultimately mean for both light and darkness?