Book Giveaway – The Gospel of John and Christian Theology, edited by Richard Bauckham and Carl Mosser (Eerdmans, 2008)

Bauckham, Gospel of JohnSummer is over and it is time to get back into the swing of a new semester.Actually, I just finished teaching an Early Fall OT Survey course for freshmen, so I have been swinging things for a while. But I still want to celebrate the beginning of a new school year with the traditional Reading Acts book giveaway. As regular readers know, I occasionally purchase a book and when I put it on the shelf I discover I already owned the book. Although this is embarrassing (and possibly a sign of old age), it is good news for readers of this blog since I usually set the book aside for a giveaway.

First up this year is a volume of essays on The Gospel of John and Christian Theology edited by Richard Bauckham and Carl Mosser (Eerdmans, 2008). According to the Eerdmans website, the book is now out of print, although print on demand copies are available. The essays in the collection were first presented at the first St. Andrews University Conference on Scripture and Theology in 2003. This explains the diversity of essays in the book from biblical studies to theology, including “big names” such as Rowan Williams, Miroslav Volf and Jürgen Moltmann.

Here is the table of contents:

  • Johannine Dualism and Contemporary Pluralism, Stephen C. Barton
  • Johannine Dualism and Contemporary Pluralism Miroslav Volf
  • Christianizing Divine Aseity: Irenaeus Reads John D. Jeffery Bingham
  • Anglican Approaches to St. John’s Gospel, Rowan Williams
  • Glory or Persecution: The God of the Gospel of John in the History of Interpretation, Tord Larsson
  • The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel; From What Perspective Should It Be Assessed?, C. Stephen Evans
  • The Fourth Gospel as the Testimony of the Beloved Disciple, Richard Bauckham
  • Bridging the Gap: How Might the Fourth Gospel Help Us Cope with the Legacy of Christianity’s Exclusive Claim over Against Judaism?, Stephen Motyer
  • Anti—Judaism, the Jews, and the Worlds of the Fourth Gospel Judith Lieu
  • “The Jews Who Had Believed in Him” (John 8:31) and the Motif of Apostasy in the Gospel of John, Terry Griffith
  • “The Father of Lies,” “the Mother of Lies,” and the Death of Jesus (John, 12:20-33), Sigve K. Tonstad
  • The Lazarus Story: A Literary Perspective, Andrew T. Lincoln
  • The Raising of Lazarus in John 11: A Theological Reading, Marianne Meye Thompson
  • The Lazarus Narrative, Theological History, and Historical Probability, Alan J. Torrance
  • The Prologue of the Gospel of John as the Gateway to Christological Truth, Martin Hengel
  • The Testimony of Works in the Christology of John’s Gospel, Murray Rae
  • On Guessing Points and Naming Stars: Epistemological Origins of John’s Christological Tensions, Paul N. Anderson
  • Narrative Docetism: Christology and Storytelling in the Gospel of John, Kasper Bro Larsen
  • “The Truth Will Set You Free”: Salvation as Revelation, Anastasia Scrutton
  • God in the World—the World in God: Perichoresis in Trinity and Eschatology, Jürgen Moltmann

To have a chance at winning this book, leave a comment with your name so I can contact you if you win. I will randomize the names from the comments and select one winner at random.  There are no geographical limits, I will ship this book to the winner where ever they live.

I will announce the winner (and the next giveaway) on Friday morning, August 31, 2018.

57 thoughts on “Book Giveaway – The Gospel of John and Christian Theology, edited by Richard Bauckham and Carl Mosser (Eerdmans, 2008)

  1. Very kind of you to offer your duplicates to us, Phillip! I’ve contracted a similar malady of buying books I already own…

    Enjoy your book reviews! Happened upon your blog when I began a study of the Apostle Paul.

    Thanks for the chance to receive this study on John and for all you do with the reviews!

    Timotheus Knight

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  2. As a Jewish follower of Jesus, I have always been fascinated by the debate about John’s gospel and whether it is anti-jewish. hmm


  3. Excited to learn about this blog and a giveaway. Even if I lose the giveaway, I feel as if I’ve won! Glenn Butner


  4. Christian theology is a fascinating and fun subject to study and read; I hate to hear they are no longer publishing this book, but looks like one worth having on the shelf.


  5. Philip, I have always appreciated Study and preaching in the Gospel of John. I’d love to have this out of print copy if the lots are cast my way🤓 Gord Abraham ( Pastor) 90 King St. Port Colborne Ontario. Canada L3K 4E9

    Sent from Gord Abraham’s iPad



  6. Scripture and theology go hand in hand. In turn, the two influence a person’s spirituality and ministry.


  7. Hello Professor!

    This looks like a very interesting book and a clever way to find a new home for it! Thank you for the opportunity. Blessings to you.



  8. Always enjoy your articles. Especially enjoyed the articles on the Psalms of Solomon. The essays on the Gospel of John looks very good. Thanks for the opportunity to get a copy. Richard Statham


  9. Since I teach the Gospel of John in a Bible Institute I’m very much appreciate having this resource. Also thank you for your generosity.


  10. Great collection of essays! A good friend of mine, Carl Mosser, was one of the editors.


  11. With the Gospel of John
    You can never go wrong.
    Full of miracles, so they say,
    And now even a free giveaway!


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