The Writings of Cornelis Bennema

Cornelis Bennema teaches at the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies. His new book from Paternoster is entitled, Encountering Jesus: Character Studies in the Gospel of John.

Here are some blurbs on Encountering Jesus:

‘This is a book I have been waiting for – a comprehensive, sophisticated analysis of the characters in the Gospel of John. Bennema gives us the tools to advance both our understanding of John’s gospel and the theory of characterization.’
R. Alan Culpepper, Dean of the McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University

‘Bennema’s thorough analysis offers further evidence for a more nuanced understanding of characters in the Gospel of John and moves the discussion about Johannine techniques of characterization forward in significant ways.’
Colleen M. Conway, Professor of Religious Studies, Seton Hall University

‘Bennema’s use of a theory of character to illuminate all of John’s cast of fascinating characters is pioneering and productive.’
Richard Bauckham, Emeritus Professor of New Testament Studies, University of St. Andrews

‘In this careful and creative study, Bennema challenges the widely held view that John’s characters are types or symbols and successfully demonstrates that each character in John has a distinctive individual profile in their interactions with Jesus. This book opens an important new window on how John tells the story of Jesus.’
Gail R. O’Day, A.H. Shatford Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

Those researching and writing on the Gospel of John won’t want to miss his publications, most of which can be found in PDF online.

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  1. I am just about to embark on a series on John’s gospel that I am anticipating will last around 3 years, so his books and articles will be of great use to me I am sure. Many thanks for the “heads up”!

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