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Characters and Characterization in the Gospel of John is Here!

March 25, 2013

My book, Characters and Characterization in the Gospel of John arrived today and is now available in the UK (order here). Apparently the e-book is also available. I’m sure you will want to pick up several copies to give out as Easter gifts. What better gift could your child find in his/her Easter basket on that joyous morn?

Here’s the table of contents:

1. Characters and Characterization in the Gospel of John: Reflections on the Status QuaestionisChristopher W. Skinner

Part One: Methods and Models for Reading Johannine Character

2. A Narrative Critical Approach to the Fourth Gospel – James L. Resseguie

3. The Weave of the Tapestry: Character and Theme in John – R. Alan Culpepper

4. A Comprehensive Approach to Understanding Character in the Gospel of John – Cornelis Bennema

5. Eyewitness Testimony and the Characters in the Fourth Gospel – Judith Christine Single Redman

6. ‘Who Are You?’ Comparison/Contrast and Fourth Gospel Characterization – Raymond F. Collins

7. Three Ambiguities: Historical Context, Implied Reader, and the Nature of Faith – Susan E. Hylen

8. Misunderstanding, Christology, and Johannine Characterization: Reading John’s Characters Through the Lens of the Prologue – Christopher W. Skinner

Part Two: Johannine Character Studies

9. The Fourth Gospel’s Characterization of God: A Rhetorical Perspective – Stan Harstine

10. John the Baptist: Witness and Embodiment of the Prologue in the Gospel of John – Sherri Brown

11. Theological Complexity and the Characterization of Nicodemus in John’s Gospel – Craig R. Koester

12. The Woman of Samaria: Her Characterization, Narrative and Theological Significance – Mary L. Coloe

13. Martha and Mary: Levels of Characterization in Luke and John – Dorothy A. Lee

14. ‘Whom Jesus Loved’: Anonymity and Identity. Belief and Witness in the Fourth Gospel – David R. Beck

15. The Character of Pilate in the Gospel of John – Cornelis Bennema

I think that’s a pretty good lineup (if I do say so myself).

8 Comments leave one →
  1. Jason Sturdevant permalink
    March 25, 2013 4:27 pm

    Great to hear! I hope to get a copy for myself soon.

  2. March 25, 2013 5:08 pm

    Congratulations, Chris!

  3. March 25, 2013 11:16 pm

    As always, I am really proud of you!

  4. May 7, 2013 10:49 am

    My copy arrived in the mail today, Chris. Thanks once again for inviting me to contribute. I’m really looking forward to reading what the other authors have to say. 🙂

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