The Gospel of John

Text and Context

Author: Francis Moloney
Recognized as an innovative interpreter of the Gospel of John, for decades Francis J. Moloney has approached the sacred literature in a way that attends both to the details of the text and to the several contexts that gave life to the original story. This “text and context” approach continues to enrich the reading and interpretation of the Gospel in today’s world. Gospel of John: Text and Context gathers Francis Moloney’s key studies on John’s Gospel written over the course of his career. The three sections of the work comprise studies of Johannine history, theology, and research; exegetical studies ranging across all parts of the Johannine narrative; and an exploration of how the Fourth Gospel came to be understood as sacred Scripture.

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Francis J. Moloney, D.Phil from the University of Oxford in 1975 is at present Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies and the Katharine Drexel Professor at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. He has published extensively, including major commentaries on the Gospel of John (Liturgical Press) and the Gospel of Mark (Hendrickson).
' The overall impression of this collection is of a remarkably coherent and well-balanced set of essays that reinforce each other helpfully.[...]In sum, Frank Moloney here offers readers a book that is faithful to his own interpretive stance and context, while at the same time being faithful to the literary and socioreligious contexts of the Johannine text. Johannine interpreters are helped by this collection, and Patrick Alexander and Alan Culpepper are to be commended for including this fine book within the Biblical Interpretation Series.' Francis J. Moloney, Review of Biblical Literature, 2006
All interested in New Testament scholarship, newer methods of interpretation, theologians, early Christianity, and the development of early Christian thought.