Interpretation History of John: Review

Over the centuries, John’s Gospel has generated a truly astonishing amount of scholarship. In an admirable, ambitious project, the present two-volume work sets out to chronicle the history of interpreting John’s Gospel by providing a chronological listing of authors and works annotated by succinct, survey-style commentary.

The depth of Kealy’s coverage varies from interpreter to interpreter and there is little effort to provide a larger, integrative treatment throughout. Yet while criticisms could be lodged at many levels, those interested in the study of John’s Gospel owe Kealy a considerable debt of gratitude for his labor of love.

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