Raymond Edward Brown is lauded as the finest New Testament scholar of his time in America. Always brilliant and occasionally controversial, Brown pioneered the use of the historical-critical method of scriptural analysis among Catholics and was the first Catholic professor to gain tenure at Union Theological Seminary. His works were influential—particularly those on Christology, Johannine literature, and the birth and death of Jesus Christ.
Among the 12 volumes in this collection, you’ll find Brown’s two-volume The Death of the Messiah, from Gethsemane to the Grave—the crowing jewel of a distinguished career. Other works include Sensus Plenior, which explores the use of Scripture in its various senses through the ages; Priest and Bishop, examining the biblical basis of priesthood; and Recent Discoveries and the Biblical World, which discusses 25 significant archaeological and documentary finds. Included from the Anchor Yale Bible series are Brown’s magisterial commentary on the Gospel according to John—examining all of the major Johannine questions of authorship, composition, dating, and the relationship of John to the Synoptic Gospels—as well as an in-depth analysis of the Johannine Epistles.
These volumes will inspire students to develop greater insight and understanding for the Church’s Scripture and Tradition.
This collection is part of the Modern Catholic Authors Bundle (243 vols.).
Father Raymond Brown has a strong claim to be the most distinguished of American New Testament scholars, and he has few competitors worldwide.
—New York Times
The most distinguished and renowned Catholic biblical scholar to emerge in this country, ever.
—Cardinal Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles
The premier Johannine scholar in the English-speaking world.
—Francis J. Moloney, professor of New Testament, Catholic University of America
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Raymond Edward Brown (May 22, 1928–August 8, 1998) was a Sulpician priest and internationally regarded as the dean of New Testament scholars. He taught for many years at Saint Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore and was Auburn Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Biblical studies at Union Theological Seminary in New York City, where he also taught for 29 years. Over his lifetime he was awarded more than dozen honorary doctorates from American and European universities and was commended by Pope Paul VI for his “learning, prudence, and Catholic regard for the Magisterium of the Church.” He authored more than 35 books, including three volumes of commentary on John in the Anchor Yale Bible series.