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Raymond Brown, The Jews, and the Gospel of John: From Apologia to Apology Sonya Cronin

Raymond Brown, The Jews, and the Gospel of John: From Apologia to Apology

Sonya Cronin

Published January 15th 2015
ISBN : 9780567470850
Hardcover
216 pages
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Until the mid-1960s, most commentators of the Gospel of John were aware of a polemic against the Jews, yet they did not consider it with reference to contemporary ethical discussion. A shift in focus in Johannine scholarship is noticeable from theMoreUntil the mid-1960s, most commentators of the Gospel of John were aware of a polemic against the Jews, yet they did not consider it with reference to contemporary ethical discussion. A shift in focus in Johannine scholarship is noticeable from the mid-1960s and 1970s to the present, where commentators began to connect the Gospels polemic against the Jews with potential anti-Judaism in the text. As yet, very little work has been done to answer the question of how this change in sensitivity came about. This book is a historiography of one scholars growing awareness of potential anti-Judaism in the Gospel of John with the intention of using this individual history to explain the larger trend in biblical studies. Sonya Cronin examines the published work of Raymond Brown, a prominent Catholic New Testament scholar, between the years 1960-1998. The book contextualizes Browns work by evaluating the impact of ecclesiastical statements and the influence of earlier and contemporary Johannine scholarship on Browns biblical interpretation, and then posits theories as to why change occurs at specific times.