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23-01 The Gospel of John: The Book of Glory is a Course

23-01 The Gospel of John: The Book of Glory

Jan 9, 2023 - Feb 24, 2023

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Created by Rev. Jerome Neyrey, S.J., The Gospel of John: The Book of Glory invites students to join a process in which we will read chapters 13-21 and the Prologue (1:1-18) of John in sequence. By "read" we mean: 1. attending to the typical literary forms in which events are cast (miracle story, trial, call narrative, encomium), 2. learning the themes and "buzzwords" favored in the gospel ("my hour," "true," "remain," "love"), 3. appreciating the symbolic and representative nature of the dramatis personae, 4. becoming aware of the awesome hostility that emerges as the Jesus group separates from the synagogue, 5. noting how the acclamation of Jesus develops over time and is influenced by the historical events experienced by the Jesus group. All of this is typical biblical criticism, to which we will add materials from the world of sociology and cultural anthropology because we want to understand Jesus and John as the Mediterranean peasants they were. 

Course Content

Unit 1: John 1-2

Unit 2: John 3-4

Unit 3: John 5-6

Unit 4: John 7-8

Unit 5: John 9-10

Unit 6: John 11-12

Course Format

  • Seven weeks in duration; first week for orientation.
  • Up to 20 students in each course.
  • Text based lectures.
  • Supplemental readings are provided to encourage further exploration.
  • Written assignments (200-250) required.
  • Facilitator-moderated weekly Zoom sessions with participants.

Participation Requirements

  • Read weekly lectures.
  • Read assigned texts; keep notes, questions, and comments for class discussions.
  • Answer weekly discussion question. 
  • Respond to weekly unit assignment.
  • Attend weekly Zoom for each unit. If you cannot attend, you can still meet the participation requirements.
  • Complete the course evaluation.

Time Expectations

4 to 6 hours per week, depending on your learning style and schedule.

Course Certificate

An electronic certificate of completion awarding 30 contact hours will be available in course when completing all course requirements.

Area: Scripture

Course Begins: January 2023