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The Gospel according to John (Pillar New Testament Commentary) [Hardcover]

By D. A. Carson (Author)
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Intended for preachers, Bible study leaders, and the informed layperson, this commentary examines the flow of the text, draws a few lines towards establishing how the Fourth Gospel contributes to biblical and systematic theology, and offers this Gospel as an evangelistic Gospel

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Intended for preachers, Bible study leaders, and the informed layperson, this commentary examines the flow of the text, draws a few lines towards establishing how the Fourth Gospel contributes to biblical and systematic theology, and offers this Gospel as an evangelistic Gospel.

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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Pages   720
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.3" Width: 6.28" Height: 1.74"
Weight:   2.35 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1991
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Series  Pillar New Testament Commentary  
ISBN  0802836836  
ISBN13  9780802836830  

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More About D. A. Carson

D. A. Carson

D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don't Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, A Peculiar Glory, and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

Philip Graham Ryken (DPhil, University of Oxford) is the eighth president of Wheaton College. Formerly, he served as senior minister of Philadelphia's historic Tenth Presbyterian Church. He has written or edited more than 40 books, including the popular title Loving the Way Jesus Loves, and has lectured and preached at universities and seminaries worldwide.

Bryan Chapell is the senior pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Peoria, Illinois. He is also the host of a daily half-hour radio Bible teaching program, Unlimited Grace, and the founder and chairman of Unlimited Grace Media ( Bryan previously served as the president of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, and is the author of a number of books, including Holiness by Grace.

Ligon Duncan (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is the chancellor & CEO and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously served as the senior minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi, for seventeen years. He is a cofounder of Together for the Gospel, a senior fellow of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and was the president of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals from 2004-2012. Duncan has edited, written, or contributed to numerous books. Ligon and his wife, Anne, have two children and live in Jackson, Mississippi.

D. A. Carson currently resides in Deerfield, in the state of Illinois. D. A. Carson was born in 1959.

D. A. Carson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 9Marks
  2. Gospel Coalition

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A Sound, Reliable and Illuminating Commentary on John  May 14, 2008
I keep this book on my desk right beside Craig S. Keener's commentaries. Carson writes clearly and succinctly and touches on almost every mystery of the Gospel that concerns me. I think he is completely correct in his criticism of the skeptics. The book is obviously shaped by immense faith and displays great attention to current scholarship and to the details of the text of John. The book also contains a marvelous and forceful summary of the arguments for and against the belief that the Apostle John bar Zebedee wrote the gospel. This is a decisive and brave commentary. Also recommended are all D.A. Carson's other books, including Divine Sovereignty & Human Responsibility. This scholar's output is enormous. It will take me years to catch up with what he has written, and I doubt I'll ever catch up with all of it. I admire him greatly, and recommend him wholeheartedly. --- Addendum added May 16, 2008 as I continue to read this book: There is something commonsensical and firm about the way this author presents his points; he dispatches the objections or contrary theory of others with conviction and an economy of language. Again and again, he appeals simply and unobtrusively to sound judgment as to points over which people argue, and it is refreshing. --- Some scholars today are so hampered by earlier skeptical objections, speculations, and disputes that it is difficult to get through their books. One gets the feeling sometimes that some authors are writing for one another. ---- Not so with D.A. Carson. His writing serves the text and the mainstream reader as well as the scholar. ---- Yet he is ever the Christian (charitable) writer. ---- I sense no snideness or unkindness, but simply a great deal of well earned self confidence, and a straightforward appeal to sound logic. Some readers may find this commentary particularly accessible because of all this. The writing is brisk.
The Gospel According to John, by D.A. Carson  Apr 30, 2008
I am thrilled to add this commentary to my library. D.A. Carson is scholarly, but not so complicated that an interested lay bible student cannot follow his writing.
A Quality Work  Apr 6, 2008
Carson's Gospel According to John is a quality work by an evangelical scholar. His commentary is well acquainted with scholars like Barrett, Raymond, Dodd, Westcott, and Morris. If you prefer indepth study on critical passage in John, you would enjoy his work. It is a good commentary for serious Bible students and scholars.
Worthwhile purchase  Mar 9, 2007
Carson's commentary on the Gospel of John is thorough and a great aid. He addresses opposing views on certain topics and gives great insight on difficult passages. While academic, this commentary can be of tremendous use to anyone who is either leading a Bible study on John or wants to have some help during personal devotions.
Required Commentary for Evangelicals  Feb 10, 2007
Carson's volume is an absolutely outstanding commentary that brings together the rigorous exegetical work of one of evangelicalism's most trusted and well-thought teachers with a pastoral heart (and Carson's is big). The commentary is pitched at the level of the reasonably well-educated clergyman, but does not require proficiency in the biblical languages, and could certainly be useful to an advanced lay Bible student.

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