Crucial Witness by John G. Panagiotou

Crucial Witness

Glory Wrapped in Shame: An Exegetical Study of the Passion Narrative
in the Gospel of St. John, Highlighting Its Historical and Theological Insights

by Abraham Oommen

reviewed by John G. Panagiotou

In Glory Wrapped in Shame, Fr. Abraham Oommen, an Eastern Orthodox priest, has given us a very fresh and interesting analysis of the Passion narrative in the Gospel of John. In this work, Fr. Oommen seeks to dispel the notion that John's Gospel is any less reliable in its historicity than the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke simply because John is thematic in his approach while the other three evangelists take a synoptic approach.

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John G. Panagiotou is an Orthodox Christian theologian, scholar, and writer. He is a graduate of Wheeling Jesuit University and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary and holds a doctorate from Erskine Theological Seminary. He is Professor of New Testament, Greek, and Patristics at Cummins Theological Seminary.

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