Father, Son, and Spirit : the Trinity and John's Gospel / Andreas J. Kostenberger and Scott R. Swain. [print]Material type: TextSeries: New studies in biblical theology (InterVarsity Press) ; 24.Publication details: Nottingham, England : Apollos ; 2008. ; Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, [(c)2008. Description: 224 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780830826254; 0830826254; 9781844742530; 1844742539Subject(s): Bibeln. N.T. Johannesevangeliet | Trinity -- Biblical teachingLOC classification: BS2615.52.F384 2008BS2615.52.S971.F384 2008Online resources: Table of contents COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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Introduction: John's Gospel and the church's Doctrine of the Trinity The approach of the present study Historical context John's Gospel and Jewish monotheism John's context John's portrayal of Jesus and Jewish monotheism The background of John's portrayal of Jesus' pre-existence Christ-devotion and exclusivist Jewish monotheism Implications for John's Gospel Biblical foundations God in John's Gospel The book of signs The book of glory The Father in John's Gospel The book of signs The book of glory The son in John's Gospel One-of-a-kind son Son of God Son of man The son The spirit in John's Gospel The book of signs The book of glory Father, Son and Spirit in John's Gospel Theological reflections Christology in John's trinitarian perspective : Jesus' filial identity The prologue : John's initial characterization of Jesus as the Son Jesus' filial identity and divine agency Jesus' filial identity and the nature of salvation The spirit who rests and remains on God's son and his brothers John's initial characterization of the spirit in relation to Jesus : book of signs Initial summary : Jesus and the spirit in the book of signs John's Fuller characterization of the spirit in relation to Jesus and the disciples : book of glory The spirit who rests and remains on God's son and his brothers Father, Son and Spirit 'As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you' : toward a trinitarian mission theology God (theos) The Father The Son The Spirit Father, Son and Spirit : the three persons of the Godhead united in one mission The Trinity and the church's mission The Trinity and John's Gospel John 17 : Jesus' high-priestly prayer Immanent and economic Trinity Conclusion: The gift of life : knowing the Triune God.
From the patristic period until today, John's Gospel has served as a major source for the church's knowledge, doctrine, and worship of the triune God. Among all New Testament documents the Fourth Gospel provides not only the most raw material for the doctrine of the Trinity, but also the most highly developed patterns of reflection on this material - particularly patterns that seek to account in some way for the distinct personhood and divinity of Father, Son and Spirit without compromising the unity of God. While there have been recent, fine studies on aspects of John's doctrine of God, it is surprising that none summarizes and synthasizes what John has to say about God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In order to fill this gap, Kostenberger and Swain offer a fresh examination of John's trinitarian vision. Part One situates John's trinitarian teaching within the context of Second Temple Jewish monotheism. Part Two examines the Gospel narrative in order to trace the characterization of God as Father, Son and Spirit, followed by a brief synthesis. Part Three deals more fully with major trinitarian themes in the Fourth Gospel, including its account of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, and mission. A final chapter discusses the significance of John's Gospel for the church's doctrine of the Trinity, and a brief conclusion summarizes some practical implications. - Publisher.
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