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What is "Finished"? Revisiting tensions in the structure of Johannine Christology

Loader, W. (2007) What is "Finished"? Revisiting tensions in the structure of Johannine Christology. In: Van Belle, G., (ed.) The Death of Jesus in the fourth Gospel. Peeters, Leuven, Belgium, pp. 457-467.


The death of Jesus was the focus of a substantial part of my book, The Christology of the Fourth Gospel: Structure and Issues, published in 1989. I have continued to reflect on it since, both in lecturing and learning from the research of others. My initial foray was The Central Structure of the Christology of the Fourth Gospel, published 1984, but first read in an earlier version as a paper in 1977. The book substantially expanded and revised the article, adding new dimensions and changing others. the article arose from my focus on tradition-historical analysis, as in my earlier work on hebrews, Sohn and Hoherpriester. The book sought to deal with the text as we have it. In this paper I revisit key issues of our theme. In the book I argued that there is an underlying structure beneath the christological statements which appear on the surface of the text...

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Peeters
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