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Jesus and His Own: A Commentary on John 13–17
Stevick, Daniel B.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011 pp. xiv + 396. $38.00


Description: In Jesus and His Own Daniel Stevick offers a close, focused reading of John 13–17 — the so-called Farewell Discourses of Jesus in which, as he shares his Last Supper with his disciples, he lovingly prepares them for the time coming after his departure. According to Stevick, these poignant passages develop more fully than any other New Testament text the intimate, persisting bonds between the living Jesus and his church — the community of believers who live, through Christ, in close communion with God, under the Spirit, and in tension with the world. In his section-by-section commentary Stevick gives careful attention to the literary, structural, and theological features of the text, pointing also to how and where the Revised Common Lectionary incorporates passages from John 13–17. The distillation of a senior seminary professor’s lifelong study and reflection, Jesus and His Own will be especially valuable for pastors preparing to teach or preach from John’s Gospel.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Johannine Literature, John, Literature

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Review by John Painter
Published 5/28/2012
Citation: John Painter, review of Daniel B. Stevick, Jesus and His Own: A Commentary on John 13–17, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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