Jesus’s Beginnings in the Gospel of John
Monday, November 23, 2020
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Presenter: Dr. Hal Taussig
The Gospel of John is one of four gospels in the Christian Bible. It is strikingly different than the other three, in that it contains almost none of the teachings in Matthew, Mark, or Luke. The character of Jesus is quite different, as are most of the stories. This is in many ways a cosmic set of beginnings, and is only somewhat of a story. It is based in two different story-like persona: the figure of the Word or Logos from ancient Greek philosophy and the figure of Wisdom or Sophia from Hebrew wisdom literature. John 1 calls forth questions, insights, and images of how everything begins.