"And the Word became flesh"
John's Gospel famously opens with a poetic prologue about the Word. However, after these initial verses, the theme of God's Word incarnate seems to fade.
The silence is only apparent. In The Word from the Beginning
, Bruce G. Schuchard reunites John's prologue with the rest of his Gospel. What Jesus does
in the Gospel embodies who Jesus is
in the prologue. Jesus's words and actions reveal and unfold his unique identity as the Word. Jesus is indeed God's Word enfleshed.
This theological reading of John's Gospel unifies Jesus's identity, words, and work, opening up implications for Johannine Christology.