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The Word from the Beginning

The Person and Work of Jesus in the Gospel of John

160 pages
Lexham Press
"And the Word became flesh"

John's Gospel famously opens with a poetic prologue about the Word. However, after these initial verses, the theme of God's Word incarnate seems to fade.

The silence is only apparent. In The Word from the Beginning, Bruce G. Schuchard reunites John's prologue with the rest of his Gospel. What Jesus does in the Gospel embodies who Jesus is in the prologue. Jesus's words and actions reveal and unfold his unique identity as the Word. Jesus is indeed God's Word enfleshed.

This theological reading of John's Gospel unifies Jesus's identity, words, and work, opening up implications for Johannine Christology.
Author Bio
Bruce G. Schuchard teaches at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, where he chairs the department of exegetical theology. He is the author of Scripture within Scripture: The Interrelationship of Form and Function in the Explicit Citations of the Old Testament in the Gospel of John. He also wrote 1–3 John in the Concordia Commentary series and coedited Abiding Word: The Use of Scripture in the Gospel of John.