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The Gospel of John: A Commentary
Bruner, Frederick Dale

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012 pp. xxx + 1281. $75.00


Description: The author of a much-loved two-volume Matthew commentary that he revised and expanded in 2007, Frederick Dale Bruner now offers The Gospel of John: A Commentary -- more rich fruit of his lifetime of study and teaching. Rather than relying primarily on recent scholarship, Bruner honors and draws from the church's major John commentators throughout history, including Augustine, Chrysostom, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Henry, Bultmann, Barrett, and more. This "historical interpretation" also sheds light on Bruner's "contemporary interpretation," which includes a clear translation of the text, references to major recent scholarship, and Bruner's personal application of the Gospel to present-day experience. Rich in biblical insights, ecumenical in tone, broadly historical, deeply theological, and lovingly written, Bruner's Gospel of John promises to be an invaluable reference for pastors and teachers.

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

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Review by Sonya S. Cronin
Published 12/21/2012
Citation: Sonya S. Cronin, review of Frederick Dale Bruner, The Gospel of John: A Commentary, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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