Title

The Enigma of Jesus in the Gospel of John

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2013

Publication Details

This chapter originally published as:

Reynaud, D. (2013). The enigma of Jesus in the gospel of John. In K.H.Valentine (Ed.), Signs to life: reading and responding to John's gospel, (pp. 100-109). Warburton, Australia: Signs Publishing.

Abstract

The Jesus presented in John’s Gospel is mysterious and enigmatic. Frequently he makes ambiguous statements which are misunderstood, only becoming clear after certain incidents have occurred. The mysterious Jesus of this Gospel points consistently to a God who knows the future and foreshadows it in language which is enigmatic at the time of utterance, but becomes transparent once future events have come to pass. These statements act not as predictors of the future, but as reassurance for His followers that He can be trusted with the future.

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