The Gospel of John has, arguably, received more scholarly attention than any other biblical book. Yet, work on the book is far from exhausted. In an effort to see the book from new angles this volume of journal-style essays The Gospel of John in Cultural and Rhetorical Perspective seeks to treat the book through the dual lenses classical rhetoric and cultural anthropology. Generally, commentators on this 'maverick' gospel are constrained by space, and are often required to jettison important information for the sake of treating 'the important issues' and covering the entire text. Often the story itself, and it's the personalities of its characters is left aside. Thus, the goal of these authors is to bring John to life by focusing on these issues and by doing so aiding any study of the gospel.This book makes an excellent companion to any college or graduate level course on John, and is perfect reading to pair with a major commentary on the gospel. It is also an excellent research tool that should be a part of any well rounded library on John's gospel.