Essays by John Ashton
by John Ashton
Imprint: Cascade Books
226 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.45 in
- Published: May 2020
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- Published: May 2020
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Christopher Rowland is Dean Ireland’s Professor of the Exegesis of Holy Scripture Emeritus, University of Oxford, and was for many years a colleague of John Ashton at the University of Oxford. They shared a common interest in apocalyptic themes in the New Testament, and both edited volumes of essays that were presented on their respective retirements.
Catrin H. Williams is Reader in New Testament Studies at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and Research Fellow in the Department of Old and New Testament Studies, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. The Gospel of John is her main research interest and, with Christopher Rowland, she has edited a volume of essays on apocalyptic themes in the Gospel of John engaging with one of the most original contributions of John Ashton’s magisterial study of the Gospel.
“Reading this book is a moving experience. Equally, however, one comes away from having done so with a head brimming with new ideas and perspectives to return to the Gospel and see it again in a fresh light. John Ashton was a gifted exegete, who brought phenomenal scholarship, literary sensibility and insight, and a seasoning of delicious humor, to the task of interpreting the work of the gifted author of the Gospel of John.”
—Wendy E. S. North, Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Durham
“This volume provides a feast of ideas on John’s Gospel from the latter career of John Ashton, a colossus of international Johannine scholarship. Particularly remarkable for its detailed and moving autobiographical account of his fifty-year engagement with the Fourth Gospel, its essays amplify and develop the insights, and exhibit the exegetical sensitivity, of Ashton’s magisterial Understanding the Fourth Gospel. Every serious student of John’s Gospel should read this book and absorb its wisdom.”
—Philip F. Esler, Portland Chair in New Testament Studies, Director of the International Centre for Biblical Interpretation, University of Gloucestershire