The Relationship between «Law» and «Love» in the Gospel of John

A detailed Scientific Research on the Concepts of «Law» and «Love» in the Fourth Gospel and their Relationship to each other

by G. Charles A. Fernando (Author)
Thesis 292 Pages


This is a detailed scientific study not only on the concepts of Law and Love in the Gospel of John but also their relationship to each other. This research discovers and proves that the concept of Law in the Fourth Gospel finds its climax in the concept of Love there. The concept of Love finds its clear expression in the Love Commandment of Jesus (John 13,34; 15,12.17). All the occurrences of the terms – Law and Love – in the Fourth Gospel are analysed.


ISBN (Softcover)
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2004. 289 pp., 2 fig.

Biographical notes

G. Charles A. Fernando (Author)

The Author: G. Charles A. Fernando has wide experience of teaching in different parts of the world, such as India, Europe, USA and Canada. He has had personal encounters with Mother Teresa, Professor Rudolf Schnackenburg and Pope John Paul II. The author holds a Ph.D. (University of Ottawa, Canada) and a D.Th. from St. Paul (Catholic) University, Ottawa. The author holds a Masters in English Literature from Mysore University, India and a Masters in Theology from Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune, India.


Title: The Relationship between «Law» and «Love» in the Gospel of John