Fr. John Behr on the Gospel of John

I am currently reading the Gospel of John for Lent out of David Bentley Hart’s New Testament. Hart, belongs to Eastern Orthodoxy, and is one of the most important theol translation is a landmark work that has far reaching implications and it is well worth reading.

Fr. John Behr, also an Orthodox scholar, is one of the preeminent scholars on the Church Fathers as well as the Gospel of John. Here he gives his inaugural lecture as Professor at the Amsterdam Centre for Orthodox Theology at Virje Univeriseit Amsterdam – this lecture is a challenging scholarly exploration of John as the Paschal Gospel; it is well worth the listen. Behr’s lecture begins at the 10:30 minute mark:

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