Hello Hurricane: An Exegesis on John 14:1-14

  • Connor Perry

Abstract

This paper seeks to interpret the Gospel of John in light of new innovations: utilizing the prologue to interpret the body of the gospel, seeking a theological background for Jesus’ ἐγώ εἰμί statements, and viewing Jesus’ farewell discourses in light of liberation theology. John 14:1-14 challenges us to look beyond our present circumstances to the God that does not change, by presenting a discourse on the unity of the Triune God who is incarnate in Jesus Christ. By seeking to ground this passage in its literary context, the significance of the tribulation that Jesus and his disciples are currently experiencing clearly becomes the primary lens that proper interpretation and application of John 14:1-14 must proceed through.

Published
2018-06-21
Section
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