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D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. He has written or edited more than fifty other books, including The Gagging of God: Christianity Confronts Pluralism and Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church.
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  • Series: The Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC)
  • Hardcover: 715 pages
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.; Reprint edition (December 20, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802836836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802836830
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,776 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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D. A. Carson (Ph.D., University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or coauthor of over 45 books, including the Gold Medallion Award-winning book The Gagging of God and An Introduction to the New Testament, and is general editor of Telling the Truth: Evangelizing Postmoderns and Worship by the Book. He has served as a pastor and is an active guest lecturer in church and academic settings around the world.

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92 of 99 people found the following review helpful By J. F Foster on May 26, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Anyone hoping to write an exhaustive commentary on the Fourth Gospel will die long before they finish. The FG is widely recognized as being the kind of work in which the interpretational possibilities are almost endless. One can focus on Christology, election, sacramentalism, atonement and resurrection, the church, or none of the above. As a result, when one reads any commentary on John, the reader is advised to pay attention to what the author tends to pay attention to, because this will say something about the author's own theological emphases. This is good to know because not only will the reader get a better idea of where the author is coming from, he will also be on alert for ways in which the commentary may be imbalanced as a result of emphasizing certain things and neglecting others. Such is the reality of Johannine scholarship and the richness of the FG.

In the case of Carson, the reader will find the strongest evangelical defense of apostolic authorship among the commentary encyclopedia devoted to the FG. As a result, the reader will also find a commentary that takes the historical veracity of the narrative seriously and attempts to interact with the material from the perspective of considering the material to be normative and historically reliable. This alone separates this commentary from most other major commentaries on the FG in the last 40 years.

Carson properly interacts with the heavy hitters in Johannine scholarship such as Bultmann, Brown, Barrett, Smith, and Culpepper. Carson's interaction with Brown and Culpepper is especially good and provides a solid rebuttal to their differing approaches to literary interpretation.

The commentary is thorough in its coverage of the FG, but like all commentaries, is inevitably incomplete.
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71 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Carl A. Dixon on August 19, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I have just finished reading through this commentary for the third time. I have read many commentaries on John's Gospel and consider this one of the best evangelical commentaries on John available today. Carson interacts with many views on controversial items but is never boring. The commentary is a good mix of excellent and profound scholarship but never loses its readability. If one is not familiar with the Greek Language of the Bible this commentary is a good one. If you do have a working knowlege of Greek, Carson is an excellent Greek exegete and you will find satisfaction here. I recommend this great commentary wholeheartedly.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Anne Rice on May 14, 2008
Format: Hardcover
I keep this book on my desk right beside Craig S. Keener's commentaries. Carson writes clearly and succinctly and touches on almost every mystery of the Gospel that concerns me. I think he is completely correct in his criticism of the skeptics. The book is obviously shaped by immense faith and displays great attention to current scholarship and to the details of the text of John. The book also contains a marvelous and forceful summary of the arguments for and against the belief that the Apostle John bar Zebedee wrote the gospel. This is a decisive and brave commentary. Also recommended are all D.A. Carson's other books, including Divine Sovereignty & Human Responsibility. This scholar's output is enormous. It will take me years to catch up with what he has written, and I doubt I'll ever catch up with all of it. I admire him greatly, and recommend him wholeheartedly. --- Addendum added May 16, 2008 as I continue to read this book: There is something commonsensical and firm about the way this author presents his points; he dispatches the objections or contrary theory of others with conviction and an economy of language. Again and again, he appeals simply and unobtrusively to sound judgment as to points over which people argue, and it is refreshing. --- Some scholars today are so hampered by earlier skeptical objections, speculations, and disputes that it is difficult to get through their books. One gets the feeling sometimes that some authors are writing for one another. ---- Not so with D.A. Carson. His writing serves the text and the mainstream reader as well as the scholar. ---- Yet he is ever the Christian (charitable) writer. ---- I sense no snideness or unkindness, but simply a great deal of well earned self confidence, and a straightforward appeal to sound logic. Some readers may find this commentary particularly accessible because of all this. The writing is brisk.
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69 of 84 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 17, 1999
Format: Hardcover
As I write this review, I am preaching through the gospel of John in the church I serve as pastor. Taken on its own merits, this is a good commentary by a fine Evangelical NT scholar which leans more toward theological exposition than either in-depth analysis of the Greek text or outright sermonic form. For myself, I find it useful, but I cannot say that it stands out among the many other commentaries I am also using. Barrett and Brown are better on the Greek text and strike me as more insightful; Morris (in the revised edition) is still my first choice for the pastor because his writing style is clearer, his tone is more devotional, and he has much more quotable material for sermons (not to mention the goldmine of info in the footnotes); Ridderbos is a more astute theological exposition than Carson's work, while Bruce and Newbigin are better popular level commentaries (not to mention the more sermonic works like Boice, Hughes and Milne). Given my assessment of Carson's work among its peers, I admit that I wonder why this volume was published (of course, that could go for the whole Pillar series of which it is a part. They are all decent volumes, but none are the best available and do not always surpass even earlier works). There is little in it that cannot be found in other volumes (although to be fair, Morris's revised work and Ridderbos are both later than Carson's commentary). This commentary was originally intended for the Tyndale series, which means that it would have been much shorter and more popularly oriented. That effort, I would very much have liked to see, since there is no recent work at that level, since Carson could have given us a crisp, concise guide to John packed with sage advice.Read more ›
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