Description: The Gospel of John has long been a favorite of the church. But the distinctive voice of John in the quartet of evangelists has beckoned modern scholars to a closer investigation. Although a better profile of the Fourth Gospel's setting, structure, and theology has been gained, a dossier of suspicions and allegations regarding the Gospel's historical lineage and the veracity of its Jesus traditions has attached its reputation. In this fully revised edition of his well-established study of John, Stephen Smalley reviews and evaluates all the significant issues and critical problems of recent Johannine interpretation. He argues for the unique integrity of this Gospel, a work firmly rooted in the historical Jesus and yet drawing out the deeper significance of Jesus' words and deeds. Endorsements: ""The best introduction to the Fourth Gospel we have seen."" Expository Times ""Fulfills its aims admirably, introducing the student . . . to a wide range of recent literature bearing on issues of introduction, exegesis, and theology . . . clearly written, providing useful summaries of alternative positions . . . marked by sanity and a balanced judgment."" Reformed Theological Review About the Contributor(s): Stephen S. Smalley (PhD, Cambridge) is an internationally recognized Johannine scholar and Dean Emeritus of Chester Cathedral, England.