References to the Spirit in the second half of the Gospel increase dramatically in both number and prominence, in keeping with the Spirit’s pivotal role in the disciples’ mission subsequent to Jesus’s departure and return to the Father.
Anyone seeking to explore the role of the Spirit in John’s Gospel is initially struck by the way the Son-Father relationship between the Word-made-flesh and God the Father completely dominates the first half of John’s Gospel.
Darrell L. Bock and J. Ed Komoszewski, eds. Jesus, Skepticism, and the Problem of History: Criteria and Context in the Study of Christian Origins. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Academic, 2019. 384 Pages. $34.99 (paperback).