The John You Never Knew

Decoding the Fourth Gospel

by Kenneth H. Maahs (Author)
Monographs XII, 190 Pages


Considered the church’s favorite, John’s Gospel is «known too well»; its reception is often jaded, over familiar, and in need of rejuvenation. This book re-creates a sense of Johannine excitement that has become shopworn through overuse. If John’s Gospel has become hackneyed, trite, or worn out in your study, pulpit, church, or classroom, The John You Never Knew allows it to come alive again. Learn to decode this gospel and rediscover the signs, symbols, and ciphers that allow its undercurrents to resurface. It is truly a book in which «babes may wade and elephants swim.»


XII, 190
ISBN (Hardcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2006. XII, 190 pp.

Biographical notes

Kenneth H. Maahs (Author)

The Author: Kenneth H. Maahs holds the Abram Clemens Chair of Biblical Studies at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, where he is Professor of Christian Studies. He received his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, his Th.M. in New Testament studies from Princeton Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. in Old Testament studies from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to articles in various journals, he is the author of Of Angles, Beasts, and Plagues: The Message of Revelation for a New Millennium (1999).


Title: The John You Never Knew