Laura Tack

John 14:6 in Light of Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Sharing Truth on the Way to Life

[Johannes 14,6 im Licht des jüdisch-christlichen Dialogs. Die Wahrheit auf dem Weg zum Leben teilen.]

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Could it be that some biblical verses are both an obstacle for and an invitation to genuine dialogue? Laura Tack shows how the often problematic truth claim of John 14:6 can still inspire a dialogical process of revelation.
In John 14:6, the Johannine Jesus claims to be the way, the truth and the life, and the sole access point to the Father. This verse is often viewed as a stumbling block for the interreligious dialogues and the Jewish-Christian dialogue in particular. By presenting a detailed exegesis and a future-oriented hermeneutics of this metaphorical expression in the Fourth Gospel, Laura Tack opens new avenues of interpretation. She shows that truth, for John, is not relativistic but relational, because truth exists from the moment it is shared. Sharing truth is the dialogical process of revelation and the way that leads to life.

Laura Tack Born 1988; studied Art History and Theology; 2019 MA in Art History; 2015 doctorate from the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies at KU Leuven, Belgium; currently affiliated as a research fellow at KU Leuven, Belgium.


The following reviews are known:

In: Studies in Christian Jewish Relations (SCJR) — (Benjamin E. Reynolds)
In: Religious Studies Review — 48 (2022), pp. 575–576 (Stan Harstine)