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Advance Praise for An Introduction to the Gospel of John
“A bittersweet read! Intended as the introduction to a major revision of the landmark Anchor Bible commentary on John, but sadly cut off by his death in 1998, this work stands alone as a magnificent survey of major issues in the study of the Fourth Gospel. With his accustomed thoroughness and respect for the work of others, even in disagreement, Brown updates and often moves beyond positions first articulated over three decades ago. Scholars will be long in debt to Francis Moloney for his own insightful introduction and conclusion as well as for signposts along the way which point to shifts in Brown's work along with developments subsequent to his death, and current bibliography. This eminently readable work will extend the influence of Brown well into the present century.”—Fr. John Donahue, Raymond E. Brown Distinguished Professor of New Testament Studies, St. Mary’s Seminary and University
Praise for An Introduction to the New Testament
“A truly magnificent book, composed by our Catholic national treasure.”--Commonweal
“A tour de force by a great scholarly mind.”—America
Praise for The Death of the Messiah
“Father Raymond Brown has a strong claim to be the most distinguished of American New Testament scholars, and he has few competitors worldwide.”—New York Times
“A stunning aray of fresh insights into how the passion stories came into being and what—scene by scene—the four Evangelists really say about the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus.”—Newsweek
“The Death of the Messiah is first of all a scholarly work, but it is also enjoyably readable and accessible to the interested layman.”—Newsday
Praise for The Birth of the Messiah
“Brown manages to rescue the Christmas story from both the contempt of experts and the sentimentality of naïve laymen…Ordinary Christians can thank this priestly scholar for helping them to put the adult Christ back into Christmas.”—Newsweek
“Recommended to readers at all levels and without reservation.”—America
When Raymond E. Brown died in 1998, less than a year after the publication of his masterpiece, An Introduction to the New Testament, he left behind a nearly completed revision of his acclaimed two-volume commentary on the Gospel of John. The manuscript, skillfully edited by Francis J. Moloney, displays the rare combination of meticulous scholarship and clear, engaging writing that made Father Brown?s books consistently outsell other works of biblical scholarship.
An Introduction to the Gospel of John represents the culmination of Brown?s long and intense examination of part of the New Testament. One of the most important aspects of this new book, particularly to the scholarly community, is how it differs from the original commentary in several important ways. It presents, for example, a new perspective on the historical development of the Gospels, and shows how Brown decided to open his work to literary readings of the text, rather than relying primarily on the historical, which informed the original volumes. In addition, there is an entire section devoted to Christology, absent in the original, as well as a magisterial new section on the representation of Jews in the Gospel of John.
Fantastic and beautiful beyond description- what else can be said of the Word and about the Gospel of St John?Published 15 months ago by christine o'riley
Gospel of John by Raymond E. Brown
I choose the book as a classroom assignment. It was clear and consist and very helpful. It made doing the homework easier.
I was a little disappointed with this book. Most of it is actually written by Fitzmyer. An okay resource, but I was expecting more.Published 23 months ago by David M. Wall
This book offers the commentary and insights one has come to expect from Father Brown. It is good for discussion groups or personal reading.Published on April 28, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book was very useful and informative as expected with up to date perspectives on John's gospel.Published on February 3, 2010 by Dennis D. Schurter
For anyone interested in the Gospels, and the Gospel of John in particular, this book is a must-read.Published on February 23, 2009 by pageturner