Routledge – 1994 – 164 pages
Series: New Testament Readings
John's Gospel is an innovative study which shows how the current plurality of literary methodologies can be used effectively to illuminate the text of the fourth gospel. Dr Stibbe, the well-respected author of three previous volumes on St John, uses the methods of structuralism, deconstructionism and narrative criticism in his interpretation. A detailed introduction makes his book accessible to the non-specialist.
The book is an invaluable guide to John's Gospel for all those interested in the Bible as literature. It is important reading for all theologians, students of theology and ministers of religion.
` … well-written and contain indexes of texts and authors as well as useful bibliographies …' - Regents Reviews
this is a lively, well-written study, which I shall recommend to students as an excellent exposition and application of innovative methods of literary study to biblical texts. Ruth B Edwards, Expository Times
'This book offers a clear and useful introduction to modern literary approaches to biblical texts, and undoubtedly yields many stimulating insights into the meaning and interpretation of the Johannine narratives and discourses.' - Catrin H. Williams, Epworth Review