Letter from the Editor

Sunday, 01 Sep 2019

The Gospels have sometimes been described as Passion narratives with long introductions! Nowhere is this truer than in John’s Gospel. He spends more time than Matthew, Mark, or Luke on the life of Jesus. He quickly skips over the agony of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, almost—it seems—in a rush to get Jesus to the cross. It is as if John understands that all is for naught unless the Lamb of God—first introduced in John 1:29—actually dies for the sins of the world. Scholars have debated for centuries how much ...

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