The Letters of John (Pillar New Testament Commentary)
“A splendid achievement and a welcome addition to the excellent Pillar series. The numerous notes on Johannine themes and the helpful attention to the relevant patristic sources are notable features. Comprehensive, through, and judicious, Kruse's work promises to be a standard for many years.”See All
Bishop of North Sydney, Australia
“Kruse has written a clear, insightful, and edifying commentary on the Letters of John in which he thoughtfully interacts with current research, carefully charts his way through some hard-core exegetical and theological issues, and perceptively explains the meaning of these important but often neglected texts of Scripture. Kruse has his own refreshing way of putting things. He catches well the flow of the argument in each letter and provides a series of notes on significant topical issues relating to his exposition His volume will be an invaluable resource for personal study and of particular benefit to Christian teachers, pastors, and others who teach the Scriptures.”See All
Peter T. O'Brien
Moore Theological College
“Kruse's commentary continues the reputation that the pillar series has already won. Carefully researched an eloquently written, this volume offers that rare combination of thoroughgoing scholarship and spiritual insight. Serious students of the Johannine literature will find in this book a reliable and trustworthy guide to John's letters. Kruse brilliantly reconstructs the context of the struggles that John's church aced, and he successfully expounds the apostle's defense of orthodox belief in what must have been a tumultuous and difficult era. Many generations will find themselves in Kruse's debt for his outstanding contribution.”See All
Gary M. Burge
This Pillar commentary seeks to clearly explain the meaning of John's letters to teachers, pastors, and general readers looking for a reliable resource for personal study. Colin Kruse introduces the important issues involved in interpreting the Johannine letters, gives verse-by-verse comments, and provides extensive discussion of John's major theological themes, including the real humanity of Christ, atonement, the role of the Spirit, Christian assurance, the meaning of koinonia, Christian love, and eternal life.
Designed both for serious students and for general readers of the Bible, the Pillar New Testament Commentary volumes seek to make clear the meaning of the text of Scripture as we have it. The scholars writing these volumes interact with the most important, informed contemporary debate yet avoid undue technical detail. Their ideal is a blend of rigorous exegesis and exposition, scholarship and pastoral sensitivity, with an eye alert both to biblical theology and to the contemporary relevance of the Bible.