Gospel of John
featuring video with Boston College faculty members Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., associate professor of New Testament, and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., professor of New Testament
Study the Gospel of John with written and video guidance provided by noted experts Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J. Each week Fr. Stegman presents a commentary on a designated segment of the Gospel, and participants are also invited to read a commentary by Fr. Harrington. By the end of this workshop participants will have a detailed overview of the entire Fourth Gospel. Additional topics addressed are: how John’s Gospel is different from the Synoptic Gospels; the Fourth Gospel and “the Jews”; and how John is used in the Common Lectionary.
NB: There is overlap in the content of this course and the content of the C21 Online workshop “John in Holy Week and Easter.”
Check the course schedule for future offerings of this course.
- Weekly videos;
- Transcripts of videos;
- Weekly introductions to each new topic;
- Weekly questions for reflection and discussion;
- A page of further Resources about topics discussed in this course;
- A Town Meeting forum for announcements.
All C21 Online courses include these features:
- Participants have access 24 hours/7 days a week to the course's password protected web site.
- Each participant belongs to a small Community for Conversation and faith sharing guided by a facilitator.
- Site is generally open to participants one week after the course discussion concludes.
- An orientation in how to navigate the web site is always available.
- Technical assistance is easy to contact and prompt in returning a message.
- Those who qualify receive a Certificate of Active Participation for the course.
Week 1: John 1-6 The Gospel of John is different
Week 2: John 7-12
Week 3: John 13-17 The Problem of “the Jews”
Week 4: John 18-21 John in the Lectionary
Additional Materials Needed:
Course text by Daniel J. Harrington, S.J., Meeting St. John Today: Understanding the Man, His Mission, and His Message. Chicago: Loyola Press, 2011. ISBN: 978-0-8294-2917-6. Although there will be a Bible available online, you may wish to have a Bible available in hard copy also.
A participant can expect to spend an average of 3 hours each week. This commitment includes both preparation and interaction online.
Content Scholars: Thomas D. Stegman, S.J., and Daniel J. Harrington, S.J.