Grasping the Mind of St. John
This selection from A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters by Andreas J. Köstenberger introduces the Johannine worldview, preparing the way for a closer and more robust investigation of the Gospel of John.
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Worldview, Cosmology, and the “Johannine Dualism”
In this postmodern age, worldview has been recognized as critical in interpretation. Not only does every interpreter approach a given document with a set of presuppositions, every document itself reflects a worldview that underlies its message. For this reason it is important, as a prolegomenon to the exploration of major Johannine theological themes below, to discuss the Johannine “way of seeing things” (John’s Weltanschauung). This topic has variously been called John’s “cosmology” (his view of the…