1-3 John – Gary Burge – NIV Application Commentary

NIV Application Commentary Letters of JohnGary M. Burge is the author of the Letters of John volume in the NIV Application Commentary series.

Though the exegesis in this commentary is helpful, its strength is the application sections on each passage.

As is fitting to the series’ objectives, preachers and teachers will find this volume usable and accessible.

Dr. Burge (PhD, King’s College, Aberdeen University) is a professor of New Testament in the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College and Graduate School.

He has authored a number of books including the commentary on John in the NIV Application Commentary series.

He also specializes in the Middle East, its churches and its history in the Hellenistic period.

His most recent book is Whose Land? Whose Promise?, which received a number of awards from national journals. [1]

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