From Rabbi To Messiah
Dr. S. Michael Raj takes the two titles attributed to Jesus in the Fourth Gospel, i.e., ‘Rabbi’ and ‘Messiah’ and through the lexical, historical, historical-critical, socio-religious, and intertextual reading of these terms and their texts, the author comprehends the entire Christology portrayed in John. Hence the current study stands as a unique contribution to the present scholarship on the Gospel of John and on Christology. Most. Rev. Dr. Antony Paapusamy Arch Bishop of Madurai
This book covers the gradual development of Johannine Christology from addressing Jesus as Rabbi referring to the earthly life and ministry of Jesus to the acclamation of the glorified Messiah as Lord and God (20:28). It includes evaluating the meaning of the term ‘Rabbi’ attributed to Jesus and deals with its significant position in understanding the ascending Christology of John.
Most. Rev. Dr. J. Susaimanickam Bishop of Sivagangai
Dr. Michael Raj has done an excellent study of the Gospel of John. He has studied in depth most the Johannine Scholars and made sure that his views are supported by them. I really appreciate and congratulate him on this excellent study. It is definitely a contribution on the study of the title ‘Rabbi’ in its relation to the Johannine Christology. I wish that may read his work and get deeper insight into the title of Rabbi for Jesus and the Johannine Christology. Rev. Dr. Prof. Cruz M. Hieronymus Vellamadam, Diocese of Kottar