I for one will deeply miss Father Raymond E. Brown, and I'm assiduously acquiring everything he wrote or edited.
Generally, Conservative Catholics and Evangelical Protestants along with Fundamentalist Protestants all find Brown's work in this book anathema.
By taking this approach, Brown assures us that both the story of Jesus and the Johannine community could be accessed and reconstructed.
The book is a classic on the church community that was responsible for the Fourth Gospel. It continues to be a helpful understanding of the forces at play that influenced this... Read morePublished 11 days ago by George Trejos
I felt the commentary was insightful, particularly in dispelling the long-held belief that the Fourth Gospel, the Gospel of John, was actually written by one individual, whom is... Read morePublished 1 month ago by linkingring
Fr. Raymond Brown (1928-1998) was perhaps the greatest biblical scholar of the 20th century, who also write books like The Birth of the Messiah and The Death of the Messiah, An... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steven H. Propp
Reading this book is slow, because Raymond Brown was so intelligent and wrote above the level of most people. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Judy Moeck
If you are interested in exploring the Gospel of John and the Johannine community, this is a wonderful and enlightening book to read. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jonathan Langer
The Community of the Beloved Disciple uses the approach of understanding the intended target audiance of the book to ascertain the author's purpose and the dating of the book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by William T. Reynolds
I'm not Roman Catholic, so I don't have the visceral reactions that some reviewers have had to this work (whose reviews I don't find helpful, by the way, because they are so... Read morePublished on October 2, 2010 by Alan E. Barber
Raymond E. Brown was perhaps the greatest Johannine scholar of the twenty-first century. In this book, Brown endeavored not only to reconstruct the history of Johannine community... Read morePublished on March 25, 2008 by Celucien L. Joseph
The late Raymond Brown was the world's leading scholar of the Gospel of John. His analysis combines the best available evidence with a reasoned historical reconstruction. Read morePublished on June 19, 2006 by jay vincent