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Life Abounding: a Reading of John's Gospel

Byrne, Brendan (2014) Life Abounding: a Reading of John's Gospel. Liturgical Press, Collegeville, MN. 273pp. ISBN 9780814635995

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Abstract

The fourth gospel addresses the thirst for life that lies at the depth of every human heart. The life in question is not just physical life but the 'more abundant life' (John 10:10) that is nothing less than a share in the 'eternal life' of the divine communion of love. In Life Abounding, Brendan Byrne, SJ, facilitates a reading of John for readers today so that it may move them from mere existence to a conscious sense of sharing the divine eternal life, and the joy that goes with it. The reading of the Fourth Gospel offered here remains conscious of the difficulties John presents on several fronts for contemporary readers. Byrne explains the text in a way that is critical yet sensitive to the gospel's distinctive character and the untapped treasures it may yet contain for theology and spirituality today. This volume represents the completion of Byrne's highly successful series of books on the four gospels, which have proven to be rich resources for preachers, teachers, and all who desire a more profound understanding of the life of Jesus as it is presented in the gospels.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Proofs
Keywords: Life, Bible, John's Gospel
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Biblical Studies, general
College/Association with University of Divinity: CTC: Catholic Theological College
Depositing User: Mr Mark Carey
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 06:06
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 04:25
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/2507

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