Item description for Experiencing God in the Gospel of John by Anthony J. Kelly & Sdb Francis J. Moloney...
Overview A theological study on the Gospel of John that is strongly determined by contemporary biblical scholarship
Publishers Description Well-respected scripture scholar Francis Moloney and systematic theologian Anthony Kelly have collaborated here on a theological reflection on the Gospel of John that is strongly determined by contemporary biblical scholarship.
They write with the hope, they explain, "of not only underscoring the fundamental God-ward dimension intrinsic to the Johannine texts, but of reinvigorating theology with that deeply spiritual or experiential sense inherent in this remarkable part of the New Testament."
Their joint effort will offer insight and food for thought to:
-- scholars and students of theology and scripture.
-- persons desiring more in-depth knowledge of this Gospel.
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Studio: Paulist Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.88" Width: 6.32" Height: 0.97" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2003
Publisher Paulist Press
ISBN 080914140X ISBN13 9780809141401
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More About Anthony J. Kelly & Sdb Francis J. Moloney
Anthony J. Kelly, CSSR, is professor of theology at Australian Catholic University and deputy director of the university's Institute for Catholic Identity and Mission. He was recently made an inaugural Fellow of the Australian Catholic Theological Association and is a member of the Pontifical International Theological Commission. He has lectured and taught in Singapore, the Philippines, India, Canada, England, Ireland, and the United States. The author of many articles and books, his most recent are Experiencing God in the Gospel of John (2003, with Francis J. Moloney), Eschatology and Hope (2006), and The Resurrection Effect: Transforming Christian Life and Thought (2008).
Anthony J. Kelly currently resides in Virginia, Queensland.
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Profound understanding of John Jul 17, 2008
I am surprised this book has not had any reviews yet. So let me remedy that since this is a book that really needs to get into the hands of lovers of this profound Gospel.
The contributors are a tandem of a Biblical NT scholar (Maloney) and a professor of theology (Kelly). Maloney has done much work in Johannine studies, producing a commentary on John in the Sacra Pagina series as well as other writings on the gospel. Kelly has done brilliant work on the trinity (see his influential book: The Trinity of Love: A Theology of the Christian God (New Theology Texts)).
I can't think of a better book to understand the Gospel of John in it's rich theological dimensions. Not bogged down with scholarly, academic minutiae, M&K write with great substance and clarity that will make reading not a chore but a joy. Grab your translation of choice and follow along with the commentary and I think, for many, you'll view the Gospel with fresh eyes.
John's Jesus, for these authors, is the revelation of an absolutely inclusive, loving God who wishes to ingather all into the gracious provision of the Son of life. The authors marvelously deal with the harder passages of conflict within the Gospel and see them as the response of certain Jews that would have nothing to do with this inclusive (and seemingly indiscriminate) divine invitation. God came not to condemn but to heal, transform and usher ALL (think "the whole world") into eternal life. Jesus' opposition were the ones that choose to reject and shut themselves outside the sphere of the divine graciousness, blinded to the blazing light of God's "foolish" extravagant love.
Much commentary writing is quite academic and a chore to digest. Certainly, there is a much needed place for these often learned repositories of important information and expertise. But I find those commentaries that sparkle with penetrating theological imagination into the biblical texts as surely great gifts to the Christian and the church at large.