Shelf Life Book Review: The Gospel of John

Elliot Ritzema

The Gospel of John: A Commentary
Eerdmans, 2012


Each unit of Frederick Dale Bruner’s commentary on the Gospel of John consists of a new translation, an introduction, Bruner’s interpretation and historical interpretation. The book appeals to a range of readers; it interacts with the original language and other major modern commentators, yet it is also pastoral and devotional as Bruner offers ways to apply the text to the present day, including examples from his own experience.

This commentary consciously puts itself in the stream of the Church’s interpretation of John. The historical interpretation of John 15:1–17, for example, includes references to Augustine, Gregory the Great, Luther, Calvin, Westcott and Raymond Brown, among others.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 4 No. 6