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TITLE The Gospel of John: Exegesis

LEVEL 04 - Years 4, 5 in Modular UG or PG Cert Course


DEPARTMENT Sacred Scripture, Hebrew and Greek

DESCRIPTION This study-unit seeks to assist students in their quest for a comprehensive and integrated approach to text of the Fourth Gospel. Students will be able to discover the different layers of tradition behind this gospel and appreciate the same text in its final form.

Study-unit Aims:

The main aim of this study-unit is to help under-graduate students to probe into the main theological themes and issues raised by the Gospel of John. Students will be aware of the history behind the text that reflects the history of the community to whom this gospel was originally written. This will help the students to be more critical and analytical in studying the text of this gospel as it stands.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Possess a measure of understanding of the Gospel of John and its relation with the Synoptic Gospels.
- Investigate the interplay between theology and symbolism.
- Outline the basic structure of the Gospel of John.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Research and use different Commentary on the Gospel of John.
- Analyze and critically appraise different contexts behind the Gospel of John.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

- Bruner Frederick Dale, The Gospel of John. A Commentary, Grand Rapids/MI 2012.
- Culpepper Alan R., Anatomy of the Fourth Gospel. A Study in Literary Design, Philadelphia 1983.
- Mlakuzhyil George, Christocentric Literary-Dramatic Structure of John's Gospel, Analecta Biblica 117, Rome 2011.
- Mullins Michael, The Gospel of John, A Commentary, Dublin 2003.
- Schneiders Sandra M., Written that You May Believe. Encountering Jesus in the Fourth Gospel, New York 2003.

STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture and Independent Study

Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 50%
Examination (2 Hours) Yes 50%

LECTURER/S Martin F. Micallef

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