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Raymond Brown, ‘The Jews,’ and the Gospel of John (Library of New Testament Studies | LNTS)

ISBN: 9780567470850
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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 the mid-1960s and 1970s to the present, where commentators began to connect the Gospel’s 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 scholar’s 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 Brown’s work by evaluating the impact of ecclesiastical statements and the influence of earlier and contemporary Johannine scholarship on Brown’s biblical interpretation, and then posits theories as to why change occurs at specific times.

Key Features

  • Analyzes the impact of Raymond Brown's scholarship
  • Shows the impact of Raymond Brown's work on John's writings has had on 20th and 21st century scholarship
  • Evaluates how Brown's work influenced contemporary interpretations of John


  • Introduction: Issue of Anti-Judaism in Johannine Scholarship
  • Background to Raymond Brown's Biblical Interpretation
  • Analysis of Brown's Works on the Gospel of John from 1960-1970
  • Analysis of Brown's Published Works on the Gospel of John from 1971-1988
  • Analysis of Brown's Works on the Gospel of John from 1988-1998
  • Analysis of Brown's Posthumous Works
  • Conclusion: Raymond Brown in the Context of Twentieth-Century Biblical Scholarship
  • Title: Raymond Brown, ‘The Jews’, and The Gospel of John: From Apologia to Apology
  • Author: Sonya Shetty Cronin
  • Series: Library of New Testament Studies
  • Volume: 504
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2017
  • Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Brown, Raymond E. (Raymond Edward), 1928-1998; New Testament scholars › United States; Bible. N.T. John › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • ISBNs: 9780567470850, 9780567230966, 0567470857, 0567230961
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T02:50:55Z

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Sonya Shetty Cronin has taught various biblical studies courses. Her research interests include anti-Judaism in the New Testament and the intersection of religion and modern fantasy.

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