“Years of distinguished service to church and world, including an extraordinary career of seminary leadership and teaching, combine with a lifetime of exceptional scholarly reflection upon the works of the apostle and evangelist St. John and the history of the church’s reception of John’s works to produce a tremendous accomplishment. Deftly crafted with masterful attention both to the subtle nuances of the Greek and to the theological breadth and the depth of the most “spiritual” of the Gospels, Dr. Weinrich’s John 1:1–7:1 is precisely the sort of seasoned exposition that those who know him best have come to expect. Weinrich is to be heartily commended for his outstanding achievement and encouraged not to keep his readers waiting for too long before theirs is the great pleasure of access to his exposition of the rest of this Gospel.”
—Dr. Bruce G. Schuchard, Professor of Exegetical Theology, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
“I esteem Dr. William Weinrich as one of the most remarkable and trustworthy Lutheran theologians of our times. Firm rootedness in the Scriptures, rare knowledge of early church fathers, and deep understanding of the ecclesial nature of Christianity allow him to present biblical theology in the richness of its genuine form. Dr. Weinrich has a blessed gift to disclose not only the truth of our faith but also its beauty. These traits permeate his commentary on the Gospel of John. The balanced approach of an academic scholar and of a practical theologian makes this book a truly valuable resource.”
—The Most Reverend Janis Vanags, Archbishop of Riga, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia
“This commentary offers us an unexpectedly fresh interpretation of the first six chapters of the Gospel of St. John. We had missed the astonishing insights and profound understandings now given in this exciting exposition. Dr. Weinrich is an expert not only in New Testament exegesis but in patristics as well, allowing him to make both ancient and modern commentators fruitful for our benefit. He carefully exposes the OT background of this Gospel’s principal theme: the exaltation of Christ on the cross as the reality of the paschal new exodus that exists for us in the Sacrament of Baptism.
“From now on we will read this Gospel differently. I do not see any other comparable commentary on the market or the bookshelves. It is an eye-opener, revealing what we have not noticed before, helping us tremendously to understand and accept the message proclaimed through this richest Gospel. Dr. Weinrich has given us a fantastic piece of highly responsible exegesis, a “must” read for anyone who engages John’s Gospel. His first volume leaves us waiting eagerly for his commentary on the remaining chapters of this Gospel.”
—Dr. Jobst Schöne, Bishop Emeritus of the Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche (Independent Evangelical-Lutheran Church), Germany