New Release: First, Second, and Third John

Cover ArtIn this addition to the well-received Paideia series, a senior New Testament scholar examines cultural context and theological meaning in First, Second, and Third John. Students, pastors, and other readers will appreciate the historical, literary, and theological insight offered in this practical commentary.

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“Amid a crowded field of commentaries on the Letters of John, this volume is perhaps first among its peers. At once accessible, thorough, and conversant with the intricacies of the Greek text, Parsenios provides both scholar and preacher with enormously valuable insights. This may just become the first commentary many will reach for when working in these short letters.” – Gary Burge, Wheaton College and Graduate School

“Parsenios’s creative exposition will stimulate fresh reflection on these letters’ literary strategy and on the characteristics of faithful fellowship in the Johannine tradition of ‘christomorphic life.'” – Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Theological Seminary

“Parsenios’s years of scholarship on the Gospel of John pay dividends in this exciting new commentary….The analysis is clear and compelling, and a wealth of information is communicated in a clear and engaging manner. In short, Parsenios’s commentary on the Johannine Epistles is an admirable addition to the Paideia series, and the first place students of these beguiling letters should now turn.” – Jeremy Hultin, Murdoch University

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George L. Parsenios (PhD, Yale University) is associate professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of Departure and Consolation: The Johannine Farewell Discourses in Light of Greco-Roman Literature and Rhetoric and Drama in the Johannine Lawsuit Motif. His teaching and research explore the interaction of early Christianity with classical literature and the interpretation of the New Testament in the early church.

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BA Books & Authors on the Web – March 27, 2015

Cover ArtAt RBL, Catrin H. Williams reviewed Francis Moloney’s Love in the Gospel of John.

Moloney not only argues convincingly for the pervasiveness of the love theme within John’s narrative, but he demonstrates the crucial importance of this theme for understanding the Gospel’s message about the relationship between God, Jesus and believers. Those interested in John’s theology will, as a result, gain much from reading this valuable study.

Also at RBL, Stephen J. Andrews reviewed The Character of Christian Scripture by Christopher Seitz.

Daniel Block’s For the Glory of God and Doug Moo’s BECNT volume on Galatians were both named as finalists in Bible Reference category of the 2015 Christian Book Awards.

Todd Scacewater, at Exegetical.Tools, reviewed Reading Koine Greek by Rodney Decker.

At Panorama of a Book Saint, Conrade Yap reviewed Created for Community, by Stanley Grenz and Jay Smith.

Michael Philliber reviewed First, Second, and Third John by George Parsenios.

Response magazine featured an article by Jeffrey Overstreet about A Compact Guide to the Whole Bible, by Robert Wall and David Nienhuis.

Two articles, In Defense of Proof-Texting by Brandon Smith and Catholic and Always Reforming at Glimpses Elsewhere, engaged with Reformed Catholicity by Michael Allen and Scott Swain.

Access Evangelical Covenant Church is hosting a book launch party for Todd Johnson and Cindy Wu’s Our Global Families.

 

New Release: First, Second, and Third John

Cover ArtIn this addition to the well-received Paideia series, a senior New Testament scholar examines cultural context and theological meaning in First, Second, and Third John. Students, pastors, and other readers will appreciate the historical, literary, and theological insight offered in this practical commentary.

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“Amid a crowded field of commentaries on the Letters of John, this volume is perhaps first among its peers. At once accessible, thorough, and conversant with the intricacies of the Greek text, Parsenios provides both scholar and preacher with enormously valuable insights. This may just become the first commentary many will reach for when working in these short letters.” – Gary M. Burge, Wheaton College and Graduate School

“Parsenios’s creative exposition will stimulate fresh reflection on these letters’ literary strategy and on the characteristics of faithful fellowship in the Johannine tradition of ‘christomorphic life.'” – Robert W. Yarbrough, Covenant Theological Seminary

“Parsenios’s years of scholarship on the Gospel of John pay dividends in this exciting new commentary on First, Second, and Third John….An admirable addition to the Paideia series, and the first place students of these beguiling letters should now turn.” – Jeremy F. Hultin, Murdoch University

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George L. Parsenios (PhD, Yale University) is associate professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of Departure and Consolation: The Johannine Farewell Discourses in Light of Greco-Roman Literature and Rhetoric and Drama in the Johannine Lawsuit Motif. His teaching and research explore the interaction of early Christianity with classical literature and the interpretation of the New Testament in the early church.

For more information on First, Second, and Third John, click here.