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Matthew Barrett. Canon, Covenant, and Christology: Rethinking Jesus and the Scriptures of Israel. New Studies in Biblical Theology 51. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2020. 384 pages. $34.00 (paperback).
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.