Taught by Gary M. Burge

This course on the book of John, taught by scholar and professor Gary M. Burge, shows you how to bring the ancient message of John into a modern context, and explains not only what the book of John meant to its original audience but also how it can speak powerfully today.

Course Details

  • 15 Units

  • Self-paced

  • 6 hours of video

  • Intermediate

  • John (NIVAC)

12 Month Access
$229.99 USD

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Course Description

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Our culture does not encourage thoughtful reflection on truth. Yet living the gospel in a postmodern culture demands that Christians understand and internalize the truth about God and his plan for the world.

The book of John has been known as the beloved gospel because John probes the depth of Christ’s character with a simplicity and majesty that cannot be forgotten. When the earliest theological councils in the fourth and fifth centuries worked to define Christian beliefs, it was John’s gospel that gave critical guidance.

This course on John, taught by Gary M. Burge, brings the meaning of John’s gospel into the twenty-first century.

You’ll learn about the text itself, explore issues in John’s culture and in ours that help us understand the ultimate meaning of each passage, and discover ways in which the eternal theology of John can be understood and lived out in our modern culture.

Meet Your Instructors

Gary M. Burge

PhD, University of Aberdeen

Gary M. Burge is professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary. Gary has authored Who Are God’s People in the Middle East? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians; John and Letters of John in the NIV Application Commentary series; The New Testament in Antiquity (couthored with Gene Green); and the first two volumes in the Ancient Context, Ancient Faith series, The Bible and the Land and Jesus, the Middle Eastern Storyteller.

Course Outline

  • Introduction

  • John 1

  • John 2-3

  • John 4-5

  • John 6

  • John 7:1-8:11

  • John 8:12-9:41


  • John 10-11

  • John 12-13

  • John 14:1-16:4a

  • John 16:4b-17:26

  • John 18-19

  • John 20-21


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