Intensive: Gospel of John

January 4, 2021 - January 15, 2021
January 4, 2021 - January 15, 2021, 9am-12 noon, Vancouver time
Tuition Basic Rate: $281.00 per credit hour (Diplomas, MDiv, MA, MATS) Advanced Rate: $408.00 per credit hour (ThM, GDTS) Certificate Rate: $192.00 per credit hour Auditing Rate: $141.00 per credit hour Tuition Discount 50% reduction in Certificate, Diploma, and Degree tuition (one course/term): Seniors (65+), VST faculty & staff 50% reduction in Auditing tuition (one course/term): Seniors (65+), full-time VST students, spouses/partners of VST full-time students, VST faculty, staff & board members, VST alumni Fall and Spring Terms only. Eligible for one course per term. Auditing Tuition Rate: $141.00 per credit hour Tuition Subsidy Lay people wishing to audit a VST Continuing Education course or workshop can apply for a tuition bursary of up to 25% of the tuition fees, to a maximum of $100. Ordained clergy can apply for a Continuing Education bursary through the HR MacMillan Fund. For more information please visit Financial Aid.

Code: NT6/740

Dates: January 4, 2021 – January 15, 2021

Time: 9:00 am for 3 Hours


To introduce students to the major themes of the Gospel of John and issues entailed in the critical study of it and, where possible, Johannine literature generally. To learn to recognize the distinctive vocabulary of John’s Gospel and to begin to gain an understanding of its semantic domain. To situate the theologies of the Fourth Gospel writer in the social matrix of antiquity and to identify the cultural and historical influences on Johannine theology, especially with reference to Johannine anti-Judaism and sectarianism. To assess the relevance of these theologies for Christian proclamation and ministry, and for existence in society and the critical issues entailed in their contemporary appropriation. To explore a wide breadth of non-historical-critical approaches to Johannine literature and to assess their relative strengths and weaknesses. To assess critically the place of John’s Gospel in the Christian Year and the Revised Common Lectionary and to engage in a close reading of Johannine texts from the perspective of exegetical, liturgical, and lectionary vantage points. To gain an acquaintance with a variety of exegetical commentaries on John’s Gospel from a variety of historical periods as well as differing critical vantage points.

Prerequisites:  NT 500; if taken as your M.Div exegetical course, BIBL500 or Greek