The New Historicism and the Historical Jesus in John: Friends or Foe? (Book Chapter)
In Felix Just and Tom Thatcher (Eds.), "John, Jesus and History Vol. 1 Critical Appraisals of Critical Views," Leiden/Boston: Brill, November 2007
Colleen M. Conway, Ph.D. Department of Religion
Paul N. Anderson
The essays in this book, reflecting the ongoing deliberations of an international group of Johannine and Jesus scholars, critically assess two primary assumptions of the prevalent view: the dehistoricization of John and the de-Johannification of Jesus. The approaches taken here are diverse, including cognitive-critical developments of Johannine memory, distinctive characteristics of the Johannine witness, new historicism, Johannine-Synoptic relations and fresh analyses of Johannine traditional development.