Investigating a variety of contexts of the "I am" sayings in Jewish and Hellenistic traditions, together with the fast context of the Johannine group, Kim seeks to discover the topics and constitution of the "I am" sayings of Jesus within the Fourth Gospel. In doing so, Kim demonstrates how the "I am" sayings of Jesus might be understood as Jesus' embodiment of God's presence--the emblems of God within the world--and how the sort of language may also help rework the suffering neighborhood right into a loving neighborhood for throughout a brand new imaginative and prescient of the Logos.
"For many that shy away from the Gospel of John as a result of its exclusivism, this deceptively slender quantity may be, as its name tricks, transformational. Plunging on to the 'I am' sayings, Kim sketches a brand new solution to fact and existence, via examining John metaphorically and traditionally in a Jewish context and displaying how the that means of the 'I am' sayings alterations after they are learn functionally, as descriptions of Jesus' paintings. the result's a major problem to conventional perspectives of Johannine theology."
--R. Alan Culpepper, Mercer University
"In his means to synthesize severe thought and to use the consequences to the biblical textual content, Yung Suk Kim has few friends between modern New testomony students. Kim deploys the main not easy philosophical frameworks with facility, and communicates the consequences easily and obviously, maintaining his concentrate on the real-life struggles of Christian readers in a pluralistic context."
--Laurence Welborn, Fordham University
"Yung Suk Kim's Truth, Testimony, and Transformation moves a fragile stability among actual piety and rigorous biblical scholarship, in response to the conventions of the tutorial self-discipline. Such devoted, obtainable exposition makes the Fourth Gospel sayings even more worthwhile as an device for empowering devotion instead of as a 'tool of empire.' This paintings is lyrical in its tone and liberative in its scope."
--JoAnne Marie Terrell, Chicago Theological Seminary
"This publication will be worthy analyzing only for the severe interrogation of diverse adored assumptions in Johannine interpretation. . . . Kim demanding situations all of them yet, additionally, deals a optimistic theological interpretation that units Jesus squarely in his personal old Jewish context; attends to the nuanced methods the textual content transforms the reader; and commissions the reader to dwell abundantly in a globally, noticeably, inclusive way."
--Jaime Clark-Soles, Southern Methodist University
Yung Suk Kim is affiliate Professor of recent testomony and Early Christianity on the Samuel DeWitt Proctor college of Theology, Virginia Union collage in Richmond. Kim is the writer of Christ's physique in Corinth (2008), A Theological creation to Paul's Letters (2011), Biblical Interpretation (2013), and A Transformative interpreting of the Bible (2013). Kim is editor of the Journal of Bible and Human Transformation.