One of the most fruitful realizations that has emerged from contemporary Scripture studies is that the Bible contains not one but several theologies. The plurality of approaches to God, community, and salvation goes back to the Old Testament itself. And the New Testament offers several quite diverse interpretations of the person of Jesus, the Church he founded, and the eschatological destiny of the world and the race the he announced. The growing appreciation of theological diversity in the Bible itself has not only reassured the more creative members of the scholarly community in their search for contemporary interpretations of revelation, but has provided for the reflective Christian in the pew a much richer and more varied approach to the life of faith.
Schneiders, Sandra Marie “Christian Spirituality in the Gospel of John.” New Catholic World 219 (November/December 1976): 261-4. Reprinted in Scripture and the Church. Edited by R. Heyer, 14-20. New York/Ramsey/Toronto: Paulist Press, 1978.