Think harder

Monday, February 04, 2008

I promised myself that I will complete the two Gospel of John assignments before signing up for the next module coming up this month: Interpreting the Old Testament (The Psalms) but I failed miserably. There is still so much to read up and to do before I can even attempt to tackle the questions. Moreover, the theological question bewilders me. I am required to: discuss the background and meaning of Logos in the prologue of the Gospel of John and discuss how the Logos contributes to John’s Christology. I have read countless articles on the much discussed topic but still could not pin down anything to help me formulate a framework to the paper. I would have to think harder. Think, think, think!

pearlie

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  1. http://biblicalstudies.org.uk/john.php

    try this link to see resources on john. maybe atla will help.

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  2. The Johannine Origins of the Johannine Logos
    Ed. L. Miller
    Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 112, No. 3 (Autumn, 1993), pp. 445-457

    Logos and Shekinah in the Fourth Gospel
    R. D. Middleton
    The Jewish Quarterly Review, New Ser., Vol. 29, No. 2 (Oct., 1938), pp. 101-133

    http://journal.oraltradition.org/files/articles/2i/9_kelber.pdf

    The Structure and Scope of the Prologue to the Gospel of John
    Herman Ridderbos
    Novum Testamentum, Vol. 8, Fasc. 2/4 (Apr. - Oct., 1966), pp. 180-201

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  3. Thanks Reb. I have already downloaded and read Miller. I will get the other two now.

    One question: along with Middleton (1938) I also have several articles published in the 1940s. What's your take on such old articles? What should we look out for especially with more current and new discussion or discoveries?

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  4. check out www.ntgateway.com and also www.fourthgospel.com. You should be able to pick up some stuff there.

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  5. wow, after all those references and pointers you have been given, what can I say?

    That John stole the logos from the Greeks? Aww...Have a nice day :)

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  6. hi. there is no end in reading... i suggest u start writing. Perhaps this can help u: what is the meaning of logos to the greeks, jews at that time, and to John, who is this logos, the nature, the character, the source....according to the prologue.

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  7. thanks, pearlie, for your posts. I am learning a lot of theology from you.

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  8. Wow, thanks guys. That's a lot of help.

    That's true, Woon. I did start writing. Just a bit but I was not happy with the direction it went. But you are right and that is what I usually do. Anyway, I can only think while writing :) which is why the blog fits my bill perfectly!

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