Concluding Moloney's unique trilogy on the Fourth Gospel, this narrative-critical commentary offers a close reading of the final section of the Gospel of John.
Endorsements & Reviews-
Acclaim for the earlier volumes in this series:
"In terms of length and detail, there is simply nothing like it in Johannine studies. Such a commentary has been very much needed for quite some time now, and Moloney has obliged with a splendid example of what narrative criticism can do. First-rate and refreshingly up-to-date."
Fernando F. Segovia, Vanderbilt University
"A trailblazer.... This innovative book applies the insights of narrative criticism to the talent of commentary writing.... Adopting the perspective of a first-time reader, Moloney traces the way in which the narrative shapes the role of the implied reader, all the while maneuvering the real reader along the path toward authentic faith."
R. Alan Culpepper, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University
"Moloney provides us with the first thorough literary commentary on John 1-4 that uses a reader-response method. He leads us through the Gospel's narrative and enables us to appreciate it from the inside without disregarding the original historical setting of the writing. This book will be widely read and appreciated in future work on the Fourth Gospel."
Robert Kysar, Bandy Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Homiletics, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Francis J. Moloney, SDB
Francis J. Moloney, S.D.B. was formerly Foundation Professor of Theology at Australian Catholic University and is currently Dean of the Theology and Religious Studies Department at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. His other volumes in this series are 'Belief in the Word: Reading John 1-4' (1993) and 'Signs and Shadows: Reading John 5-12' (1996). He is also the author of 'The Johannine Son of Man' (1978), 'Beginning the Good News: A Narrative Approach' (1992), and 'The Living Voice of the Gospel' (1986).