Reviews of

Archive for the ‘John’ Category

The Legacy of John: Second Century Reception of the Fourth Gospel

In Brill, Charles E. HILL, Dan Batovici, John, New Testament, NT reception history, Second century, Tuomas RASIMUS on January 17, 2011 at 8:37 am

2011.01.02 | Tuomas Rasimus, ed. The Legacy of John: Second Century Reception of the Fourth Gospel. Supplements to Novum Testamentum 132. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2010. Pp. xi + 406. ISBN: 9789004176331. Hardback

Reviewed by Dan Batovici, University of St Andrews.

The book is a fine collection of twelve essays on several second-century texts and their relation to the Fourth Gospel. The editor mentions in the very dense introduction the need to ‘abandon the old division between “orthodox” and “heterodox” forms of Christianity as misleading and anachronistic.’

It is commendable, indeed, to seek for the early reception of John beyond such a distinction, and this fresh view stands well in a context in which the two most recent major contributions on the early reception of John tend to focus on either the “orthodox” or the “heterodox” reception. Read the rest of this entry »

Augustine’s Text of John. Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts (ii)

In Augustine, Cornelia Linde, H. A. G. HOUGHTON, John, NT reception history, Oxford University Press, Textual Criticism on January 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

2011.01.01 | H. A. G. Houghton. Augustine’s Text of John. Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts. Oxford: OUP, 2008. (13.8×21.6), 424 p. ISBN 978-0-19-954592-6. Hardback.

Reviewed by J. Cornelia Linde, University College London.

J. Cornelia Linde signs the second review presented in the review-session dedicated to Hugh Houghton’s Augustine’s Text of John at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2010, (session 1630).

The author’s response is available here. The other review is available here.

Thanks to Oxford University Press for the review copies.

Hugh Houghton’s Augustine’s Text of John was published by Oxford University Press in 2008. The book is set out to be a preparative study for the new edition of the Vetus Latina versions of the Gospel of John. Read the rest of this entry »

Richard Bauckham, “The ‘Individualism’ of the Gospel of John”

In John, Richard BAUCKHAM, SEMINAR REPORTS, St Andrews on November 4, 2010 at 7:09 pm

The paper in the title of this post was presented by Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus, University of St Andrews, in the Biblical Studies Seminar at the School of Divinity, St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, 4th of November 2010.

The full list of this term’s papers in this particular seminar is available here.

A report on the same paper, previously red at this year’s British New Testament Conference in a main plenary session, is offered on the Postmodern Bible blog, and can be read here.

A schedule of papers offered by Richard Bauckham is available here.

Yep, and R. Bauckham’s books The MacBears of Bearloch and The MacBears and the Bishbirds are available here.

DB

Augustine’s Text of John. Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts (i)

In Augustine, Dan Batovici, H. A. G. HOUGHTON, John, NT reception history, Oxford University Press, Textual Criticism on October 22, 2010 at 8:15 pm

2010.10.04 | H. A. G. Houghton. Augustine’s Text of John. Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts. Oxford: OUP, 2008. 424 pp. ISBN 978-0-19-954592-6. Hardback.

Reviewed by Dan Batovici, University of St Andrews.

This is one of the two reviews presented in the review-session dedicated to Hugh Houghton’s Augustine’s Text of John at the International Medieval Congress, Leeds, July 2010, (session 1630). The second review is available here, and the author’s response here.

Read the rest of this entry »

The Johannine Corpus in the Early Church

In Charles E. HILL, Dan Batovici, John, NT reception history, Oxford University Press, Patristics, Second century on October 7, 2010 at 11:20 pm

2010.10.03 | Charles E. Hill. The Johannine Corpus in the Early Church. Oxford: OUP, 2006 (Hardback, 2004). xiii-531 p. ISBN 0-19-929144-6. Paperback.

Reviewed by Dan Batovici, University of St Andrews.

This is the pre-print version of the review published in Religion and Theology 17 (2010), pp. 166-7.

Read the rest of this entry »