An Exegesis of Apostasy Embedded in John’s Narratives of Peter and Judas: Against the Synoptic Parallels
This study of apostasy in the Johannine writings contributes to filling in the vacuum of scholarship regarding apostasy in the New Testament. The perennial debate
between the Arminians and Calvinists over the question has been based on their
respective systematic theological presupposition whether it emphasizes freedom
of human will or God’s predestination. This study serves to show how John would have understood them in his historical context, and thus affirms a well-known hermeneutic principle that a historical reconstruction must be born out from within the text rather than by imposing the interpreter’s own frame of presuppositions.
"The sage had aptly said that 'to read only books with which you agree is an exercise in arrogance.' We are most often stretched and informed by significantly thorough and well written works with which we might find areas of disagreement ... I was immediately impressed with the consistency of thought and significant comprehensiveness of the coverage of [the author's] chosen research ... Dr. Kim's coverage of the acts of Peter and Judas toward the end of Jesus' life is intriguing. The fine tuninge exegesis of the passages related to these records is quite exact ... The academe is nothing without informed collegiate argumentation. It is in this spirit that I accept the work of Dr. Kim, and recommend it to a wider audience." - Dr. Jeffrey A. Mackey, Nyack College
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ISBN10: 0-7734-6404-2 ISBN13: 978-0-7734-6404-9 Pages: 416 Year: 2004