Preaching John 8:31–36: Reforming Contexts Then and Now

Karoline M. Lewis

Article Type: Texts in Context

Publication Date: 4/1/2016

Issue: Reformation Now (Vol. 36, No 2, Spring, 2016)

The Gospel reading for Reformation Sunday is always John 8:31–36, yet preaching on this passage tends to overlook the critical contexts in which this pericope is located. Preaching John 8:31–36 on Reformation now will demand a careful analysis of the role of the passage in the Fourth Gospel, both as a means by which to respect its literary integrity as well as invitation to how it might shape a new hermeneutic for a new day.

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