Modelling Under Risk and Uncertainty. An Introduction to Statistical, Phenomenological and Computational Methods. Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics
- Language: English
- 484 Pages
- Published: April 2012
- Region: Global
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The theology of judgement in John's Gospel has long
been a problem in New Testament studies. John's claim
that Jesus is both judging and not judging and his
interplay of freedom from judgement with the promise
of judgement have always puzzled readers of the
Gospel. Alan Blackwood adopts a fresh approach to
the problem. He looks at chapter 5 of the Gospel,
examining the Greek text through the lens of not only
linguistic and historical critical methods, but also
sociological inquiry and literary interpretation.
His study shows that the text of John 5 presents a
coherent theological argument in which the Gospel's
author reveals his community's belief that they had
commenced eternal life exempt from judgement, while
they also believed that everyone outside their
community would be subject to judgement on the last
day. Blackwood is also able to show how and why such
startling new doctrines could have grown from earlier
Christian beliefs. This book will prove invaluable
to all students and teachers of New Testament studies
and particularly to those with an interest in how
modern research techniques are bringing fresh
insights and understanding to the study of John's Gospel.
Dr Alan Blackwood lives in Cumbria, England, with his wife,
Julie. He holds the degree of B.Sc. from the University of
Strathclyde and the degrees of B.D. and Ph.D. from the University
of Glasgow. He is a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.