John Through the Centuries


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This pioneering commentary embraces the full scope and themes raised in John’s Gospel, offering an engaging and perceptive reading. Mark Edwards explores a diverse range of excerpts and creative responses, with particular emphasis on the treatment of the Gospel in English poetry. <br /> <ul> <li style=”list-style: none”><br /> </li> <li>Explores the diverse themes and issues raised in John’s Gospel, and considers its influence on figures from Saint Augustine, to Dorothy Sayers and Bob Dylan.<br /> </li> <li>Treats well-known interpreters such as Thomas Aquinas along with lesser-known figures such as the Gnostic Heracleon, and the sixth-century hymn-writer, Romanos.<br /> </li> <li>Brings ancient and modern commentators into dialogue with each other, and takes a critical stance towards some parallels drawn by modern scholars between the Gospel and the surrounding pagan culture.<br /> </li> <li>Features excerpts from a wide variety of poets who give a creative interpretation of John’s Gospel, and considers many artistic representations.<br /> </li> <li>Suggests that imaginative response can illuminate a reading of the Bible where purely critical and historical analysis has proved unsatisfactory.<br /> </li> <li>An accessible introduction and extensive section notes address interpretations of the Gospel from antiquity to the present.<br /> </li> <li>Published as part of the ground-breaking <i>Blackwell Bible Commentaries</i> series.</li> </ul> <br /> <p>More information about this series is available from the Blackwell Bible Commentaries website at</p>


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