The focus of this Bible seminar will be on the narrative development of the Jesus story in the Gospel of John. We will first address the issue of the writing of the Gospel, whether it is to be considered a dependable source for the historical Jesus and what its relationship is to the synoptic gospel tradition. We will proceed then to discuss the portrayal of Jesus in the Gospel and the way in which that has been important in the development of Quakerism. 3 semester hours. Prerequisite: BS 101/101- or B 102/102-O