The Gospel According to John

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D. A. Carson
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1991 - Religion - 715 pages
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This commentary seeks above all to explain the text of John's Gospel to those whose privilege and responsibility it is to minister the Word of God to others, to preach and to lead Bible studies. I have tried to include the kind of information they need to know, but to do so in such a way that the informed layperson could also use the work in personal study of the Bible, exclusively for purposes of personal growth in edification and understanding. In particular, I have attempted: (1) To make clear the flow of the text. (2) To engage a small but representative part of the massive secondary literature on John. (3) To draw a few lines towards establishing how the Fourth Gospel contributes to biblical and systematic theology. (4) To offer a consistent exposition of John's Gospel as an evangelistic Gospel. - Preface.
  

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Review: The Gospel according to John (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

User Review  - Clayton Tune - Goodreads

This is a fairly good read. I don't mean, grab a blanket and cuddle up next to the dog for a good sunday afternoon adventure, but for getting a good look at John, this is worth having. It's at the very least, a good starting point for an in depth study. Read full review

Review: The Gospel according to John (Pillar New Testament Commentary)

User Review  - Dave Courtney - Goodreads

I recently found myself motivated to work my way through the Gospel of John, for which Carson's thorough commentary provided a decent support. I have found my time in John's Gospel to touch on some ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
7
ABBREVIATIONS
9
INTRODUCTION
21
select soundings
23
2 More recent discussion
29
3 The present position
35
III Th Authenticity of the Fourth Gospel
40
1 The possibility of effective sourcecriticism in Johns Gospel
41
IV The authorship of the Fourth Gospel
68
V The date and provenance of the Fourth Gospel
82
VI The Purpose of the Gospel of John
87
VII Some Theological Emphases in John
95
VIII Preaching from the Fourth Gospel
100
IX The Structure of Johns Gospel
103
ANALYSIS
105
COMMENTARY
109

2 The challenge of the stylistic unity
45
3 The relation between the Fourth Gospel and the Synoptics
49
4 Reflections on the conceptual background
58
5 An assessment of the new criticism
63

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D. A. Carson (PhD, University of Cambridge) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He is the author or editor of more than forty books and is one of the leaders of The Gospel Coalition.

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