This course reads the Gospel of John by examining themes such as competing truth claims, light and darkness, identity and sacred space, echoes of anti-Judaism, clash of empires and their founders, inclusion and exclusion in a Graeco-Roman context. It explores texts and images of the divine that might have generated debates within the Johannine community, focusing on ways of reading John to inform our contemporary communication of his message and its implications for interfaith conversations.

Note: Knowledge of some Greek is presupposed but will not be required for enrollment.

Prerequisite: NT 101 or the equivalent.