THST 310 - The Gospel according to John - Fall 2003
Felix Just, S.J.

Detailed Course Schedule

Date &
Assignments

Main Topic of Class

Primary Reading
(Biblical Texts)

Secondary Reading

Webpages for Study

Aug. 27

Course Introduction
The Bible: Ancient & Modern

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Course Syllabus

Basic Bibliography
Biblical Glossary
Different Bibles

English Translations

Sept. 3

Jesus & His Disciples
The Synoptic Gospels

Mark 1-16 (read carefully)
(Outline of Mark) (PBS on Mark) (NAB Intro & Text)
Matthew 1-28 (skim quickly)
(Outline of Matthew) (PBS on Matthew) (NAB Intro & Text)
or Luke 1-24 (skim quickly)
(Outline of Luke) (PBS on Luke) (NAB Intro & Text)

HCSB Intro pp. v-xxiv

NT Canon
Genres & Criticism

Synoptic Problem
NT Geography

Sept. 10

The Fourth Gospel: Overview
The Johannine Community

John 1-21 (read carefully)
(Outlines of John) (PBS on John) (NAB Intro & Text)

HCSB Intro pp. xxv-xliii

Judeo-Christian History
Four Gospel Charts
John vs. Synoptics
Geography of John's Gospel

Sept. 17
Exer #1 due

Jesus, the Word of God
Jesus & John (the Baptizer)

John 1
& Gen 1:12:3; Prov 8:22-31; 2 Kings 2:1-25

Q1 & Q2

Covenants/Pillars of Judaism 
Chiasms & Literary Features
Disciples & Discipleship
NT Christological Titles

Sept. 24

Jerusalem: CIty & Temple
Pharisees & Baptists

John 2-3
& Exod 11:112:36; Num 21:4-9; Ezek 36:16-36

Q3

NT Miracle Stories
"Signs" in the Fourth Gospel

"Amen, Amen" Sayings in John

Oct. 1

Samaritans & Jews
Signs & Believing

John 4-5
& Gen 29:1-35; Isa 65:17-25; Exod 20:1-21; Jer 17:19-27

Q4 & Q5

"I AM" Sayings in John
Jewish Groups in Israel

Oct. 8

"I Am" Sayings
Judging& Witnessing

John 6-7
& Exod 16:1-36; 17:1-7; Deut 16:1-17; Ezek 47:1-12

Q6 & Q7

Feeding the Multitudes
Jewish Pilgrimage Feasts

Oct. 15

Water & Light
Blindness & Sight

John 8-10
& Isa 42:1-9; 43:8-13; 60:1961:4; 2 Kgs 5:1-27; Ps 23:1-6; Ezek 34:1-31

Q8 & Q9a

"The Jews" in John

Oct. 22

Life, Death, Resurrection
"The Hour"

John 11-12
& 2 Kgs 4:8-37; Ezek 37:1-14; Zeph 3:14-20; Zech 9:9-17

Q9b & Q10

Women in the Fourth Gospel

Oct. 29

The Last Supper
The Farewell Discourse

John 13-14 & Exod 12:4313:16; 34:18-26

Q11 & Q12a

(more links coming soon)

Nov. 5

Farewell Discourse II
The Great Prayer of Jesus

John 15-17
& Ps 80:8-19; Isa 27:2-6; Sir 14:2015:20; Deut 3233

Q12b & Q13

[Bellarmine Forum]

Nov. 12

Trials & Passion
Death & Burial

John 18-19
& Ps 22; Ps 34; Isa 49:1-26

Q14

Passion of Jesus
Death of Jesus

Nov. 19

Resurrection Appearances
Gospel Epilogue

John 20-21
& Matt 28; Luke 24; Luke 5; Mark 16

Q15 & Q16

Resurrection of Jesus

Nov. 26

no class

Thanksgiving Break

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Dec. 3

Continuity & Conflict
Johannine Christianity
Canonization of the FG

1 John 1-5; 2 John; 3 John;
Rev 1-5, 20-21
(skim the rest)

Quast, pp.147-149

Authorship of Gospel & Epistles;
Symbols of the Four Evangelists

Dec. 10

Final Exam

7:15--9:45 p.m. in UNH 1403

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Notes:

1) Always do the "Primary Readings" (Biblical Texts) first, before you do the "Secondary Readings":

2) The due date for Exercises #2-5 and the corresponding oral presentations will depend on which book/topic you choose; students will present their work throughout the semester, but final revisions are due on or before Dec. 3.

3) This webpage (in the right-hand column) contains links to additional webpages that are also required readings for each day; so check this page regularly, and print out any pages you need or wish.

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