The Gospel of John is a masterpiece of the profound and yet the simple in relation to the story of Jesus. The course will give an in depth understanding of what lies beneath John’s writings, and explore the New Testament writings associated with the name of John. It will emphasise the background and theological witness to Jesus of the Fourth Gospel, and consider the ongoing development of the Johannine traditions and community in the Epistles of John. You are invited on a journey into this very special Gospel and discover ‘faith’ in a new and fulfilling light.
Though originally schooled in Computer and Information Science, completing a Bachelor of Science degree in 1998, Joe Tedesco turned to theological studies soon after, completing bachelor and masters level degrees in theology from UNDA and Murdoch University. These studies focused on various areas of theology including theological anthropology and biblical theology. While studying, Joe was involved in various ministry programs that allowed him to exercise his passion in faith formation aimed primarily at youth and young adults – presenting various talks and seminars at conferences and in parish settings. More recently, Joe has been involved in teaching introductory level theology at the University of Notre Dame to students of various ages and backgrounds, something he has now been involved in for 10 years. Currently he is also working on a thesis focusing on ‘Wisdom Literature’ and its relationship to moral theology. Along with his wife of 16 years and two young children, his life remains very vibrant and full.