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Fr. John G. Lodge
Father Lodge teaches New Testament and especially Pauline literature. His research led to the first-time application of reader-response theory to the epistolary genre. Full Bio
In Romans 9-11: A Reader-Response Analysis John Lodge takes up a question which has perplexed the Church for ages.
In chapters 9-11, Paul seems to argue that Israel has been supplanted by the Church, but concludes that all Israel will be saved.
Using postmodern, reader-response literary methods John G. Lodge analyzes those chapters and shows that the implied author of the text is intentionally 'unreliable,' fostering both anti- and pro-Israel viewpoints only to reject both, and thereby forcing readers to confront their own stance toward Israel.
Drawing on the work of Stanley Fish, this book represents the first in-depth application of reader-response methodology to the epistolary genre.
Published as Volume 6 of the University of South Florida International Series in Formative Christianity and Judaism
Scholars Press, 1996, 243 pages