The Gospel reading for Reformation Sunday is always John 8:31–36, yet preaching on this passage tends to overlook the critical contexts in which this pericope is located. Preaching John 8:31–36 on Reformation now will demand a careful analysis of the role of the passage in the Fourth Gospel, both as a means by which to respect its literary integrity as well as invitation to how it might shape a new hermeneutic for a new day.
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Lewis, Karoline M. “Preaching John 8:31-36: Reforming Contexts Then and Now.” Word & World 36, no. 2 (2016): 177–85.
Lewis, Karoline M., "Preaching John 8:31-36: Reforming Contexts Then and Now" (2016). Faculty Publications. 149.