With this podcast, we begin a series on the Gospel of John. In this episode, Dr. Keith Stanglin talks with Mark about John’s Gospel, and specifically about how the church valued and use this book in the earlier years of Christianity. Understanding how it was valuable to them helps us see ways in which it is valuable to us.
- Possible origins of how John’s Gospel was written and shared
- Early church misunderstandings of the nature of Jesus, and how John’s Gospel helps us sort out the distinctions
- John’s preeminence among the Gospels.
About Dr. Keith Stanglin
Keith Stanglin is Professor of Historical Theology at Austin Graduate School of Theology in Austin, Texas, where he is the editor of the journal Christian Studies and is the coordinator of the master’s degree program. He has written or co-written eight books, including: Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace (Oxford University Press, 2012) and The Reformation to the Modern Church: A Reader in Christian Theology (Fortress Press, 2014). His most recent book is The Letter and Spirit of Biblical Interpretation: From Early Church to Modern Practice (Baker Academic, 2018).
He specializes in Reformation and post-Reformation theology, the history of biblical interpretation, liturgical theology, and Arminianism.
Keith’s Recommended Resources
- The two volumes on John in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (ed. Elowsky). Volume 1. Volume 2.
- The volume on John 1-12 in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture (ed. Farmer)
- Keith Stanglin, The Letter and Spirit of Biblical Interpretation: From Early Church to Modern Practice (Baker Academic, 2018)
- Gary Burge, Commentary on John in NIV Application Commentary