Item description for John (Interpretation, a Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching) by Gerard S. Sloyan...
Overview The Interpretation Commentary Series is a modern treatment of the scriptures designed to help preachers better communicate the Bible. This volume on the gospel of John begins with an introductory article which discusses the difficulty of preaching in today's world, particularly from a book that is embroiled in such controversy today. The commentary does not expect a knowledge of Greek and is easy to use. A good commentary for ministers.
In this volume, Gerard Sloyan utilizes the lectionary approach to offer new insights into understanding the book of John. In so doing, he puts the Fourth Gospel in the Old Testament context within which the early church received the public readings of this Gospel. His emphasis on the use of John within first-century Christianity enables modern readers to grasp the meaning of the Gospel message.
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching is a distinctive resource for those who interpret the Bible in the church. Planned and written specifically for teaching and preaching needs, this critically acclaimed biblical commentary is a major contribution to scholarship and ministry.
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Studio: John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.34" Width: 6.35" Height: 1.03" Weight: 1.26 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1988
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Interpretation Commentary
ISBN 0804231257 ISBN13 9780804231251
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More About Gerard S. Sloyan
Gerard S. Sloyan is a priest of the Diocese of Trenton (NJ) and Professor Emeritus of Religion at Temple University. He is currently a visiting professor in the School of Religious Studies at the Catholic University of America. His most recent book is The Crucifixion of Jesus: History, Myth, Faith.
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Particluarly relevant for a nation on the brink of war Feb 15, 2003
In this commentary on the gospel of John Sloyan focuses on the reconciling nature of Jesus'ministry. Chapter 4 was a highlight for me as he talked about the woman at the well narrative being more about two peoples being brought together rather than an accounht of one outcast woman. This national reconciling/ecumenical theme is carried throughout the commentary. If we could learn the lessons here perhaps we would not be on the brink of war, perhaps there is learning here for Israel and Palestine of today! I use this book for preparing sermons and not a week goes by that I don't hear, "I never thought about the text that way before!" Sloyan makes you think again about passages that long ago became rote in too many ways.