His discussions are frank, his questions are thought provoking and the addition of the text of John's gospel in CEB format after each chapter was a great idea. Jun 04, Michelle rated it really liked it.
Lessons from John: The Gospel of John
I highly recommend reading this book. Hamilton talks about the Book of John and the differences pointed out vs. This book makes more sense to me now - especially how it relates to Jesus as the "new" Adam and how Jesus came to repair the Garden that was lost in Eden. A lot of symbolism that unites Eden to the Resurrection of Christ and how Jesus is the way, truth, and life. I would also recommend doing this study along with Adam Hamilton's "Moses A lot of parallels between the 2 studies.
Mar 28, Patty Corwin rated it it was amazing. Read this for a church class for Lent. Very detailed analysis of John's words regarding Jesus as The Christ. I wish I had read this last year when BSF studied John, for it gave further insights that would have been extremely relevant.
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John: The Gospel of Light and Life
This has been an amazing study and I really liked the fact that the Gospel of John was included in the book. This has been one of my favorite studies to teach. Leader's Guide for the study was excellent. Mar 08, Kyle Robertson rated it really liked it Shelves: christian-books , kindle. This is the first book I have read from Adam Hamilton. It is obvious that he is knowledgeable on the subject, and he goes to great lengths to make sure the reader comes away with a better understanding of the book of John, including the ties to other areas of scripture, thematic elements, and symbolism found therein.
Each chapter ends with a section of John, so that by the end of this book you have read the entire book of John. This is not your usual commentary. Hamilton selects key verses to ex This is the first book I have read from Adam Hamilton. Hamilton selects key verses to expand on that show the true nature of the book of John. We come to see that John's portrayal of Jesus is different than that of the other three gospels. Johns gospel is more like a spiritual or theological commentary on Jesus' life, death, and resurrection.
2. John uses the most metaphors for Jesus
Hamilton says that most scholars date the book of John to some time during the last two decades of the first century. By this time, all other disciples had been put to death. Only John remained, the last living witness among the first apostles. If this was the case, then John had spent a lifetime reflecting on the significance of Jesus. The Prologue, the Word made flesh 2.
THE GOSPEL OF ST. JOHN
Two of the Miraculous Signs 3. Two of the "I Am" sayings of Jesus 4. The Farewell Discourse - the words of Jesus at the Last Supper as he prepared the disciples for his death 5. The arrest, trial, and crucifixion 6. Resurrection and eternal life This book is written to facilitate a small group study nicely, and there is even an optional DVD and leader guide, as well as a youth version. I would recommend this book to all Christians that are looking for a deeper understanding of the themes in John.
Mar 03, Brandon Carter rated it really liked it Shelves: christianity , non-fiction , religion , theology. These gospels were primarily concerned with telling the biographical story of Jesus, while John, the last of the four to be written CE , is more interested in telling you about the identity of Jesus. Some of the highest Chris Rev. Some of the highest Christology in the NT is found in John.
Hamilton takes a look at most of John through 6 chapters, which makes the book ideal for use during Lent. If you would like to use it in an adult Sunday School class or small group, there is also a leader's guide and DVD available, though I was less impressed with this DVD than I have been with some of Hamilton's other studies. I've studied John quite a bit over the years, even though I usually prefer the more simplistic, earliest Gospel of Mark. I was familiar with a lot of the structure, symbolism, and Christology apparent in John, but even I managed to learn a few things from Hamilton, who really is a master of explaining complex topics in simple terms.
Both new and seasoned Christians can get a lot out of this study. Hamilton deals with higher thoughts Adam Hamilton is approaching the Gospel of John in his typical manner. He finds the dominate themes he wants to speak to and uses a practical style to tie the facets together. At times he seems to swing into the margins, but only briefly. And he always comes back to the broader, middle path. John is not an easy book to deal with.
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It is deeply theologic Hamilton deals with higher thoughts Adam Hamilton is approaching the Gospel of John in his typical manner. It is deeply theological.
It also deviates from the other gospel narratives, causing some to question its role as a narrative. Hamilton doesn't try to answer any of these. Instead, he takes it in stride and works the difficulties of the Gospel into his interpretation.
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The 3 star rating reflects only that I don't agree with his conclusions. Consider the rating a caution. If you are a Hamilton fan or follower, then you may give it a higher rating. Jun 04, Maggie Boyd rated it did not like it Shelves: reading-year. Choosing one of the less scholarly renditions of the bible and working from that, Mr. Hamilton glosses over the account of John, rendering little insight to the book and utilizing almost no scholarship.
I read three books and num Choosing one of the less scholarly renditions of the bible and working from that, Mr. I read three books and numerous articles while studying John and I found this to be less useful than commentaries available for free on the internet. Mar 31, Jennifer Eckel rated it really liked it Shelves: spirituality. And before going back there, the only time Jesus is at Capernaum occurs in Jn Proposed solution: all the passages between Jn and Jn come either from latter additions or from relocations.
Note: the aforementioned passages blocks are: a 'Jesus cleanses the Temple and talks with Nicodemus' b 'Jesus and John the Baptist', 'the Samaritan woman' and 'the nobleman's son' ff c 'Jesus heals a sick at a pool in Jerusalem' ff. Furthermore, Jesus is brought to Annas first and interrogated then because of the later being the 'father-in-law'! This is rather unconvincing. Jn "Then Annas sent Him bound to Caiaphas the high priest.
However, meanwhile, when Jesus is still in Annas' house: Jn " The high priest then asked Jesus about His disciples and His doctrine. But according to Josephus' Antiquities, there was only one high priest in office at any time ; and during Jesus' public life, it was Caiaphas , not Annas, a former high priest. Conclusion: Jn was added on and also the middle part shown in Italics of Jn The original version had Caiaphas correctly as the only high priest.
Then came GLuke You will seek Me; Actually, this is rather dispelled in Jn You will leave all alone. Then the other disciple, who came to the tomb first, went in also; and he saw and believed. But if the reappearances were written then, why is a folded handkerchief stressed as the proof of Jesus' resurrection? So they both ran together Proposed solution: there are many indications the original gospel did not include reappearances as in the original GMark and therefore ended with Jn They are: a 'Jesus resurrects Lazarus' b 'Jesus reappears to Thomas and again to the other disciples' c 'Jesus reappears to some disciples in Galilee' However, Thomas is presented as just 'Thomas' in this fourth passage: 'Jesus teaches in Jerusalem and the Last Supper part 1 ' Proposed solution: how to explain this inconsistency?
The three passages featuring "Thomas called the twin", an apparent add-on, were added later, after 'Jesus teaches in Jerusalem and the Last Supper part 1 ' with just plain 'Thomas' was written.