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Rev. John G. Lodge, S.S.L., S.T.D.

Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biblical Studies and Homiletics


(847) 566-6401

M.Div., S.T.L., University of St. Mary of the Lake; M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago Circle; S.S.L., Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome; S.T.D., Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome; Author of Reading Romans 9-11: A Reader Response Analysis (Scholars, 1997); Professor at Quigley Preparatory South 1976-1978; V.P. and Academic Dean, 1984-1988, 1997-2003; Ecclesiastical President, 2003- Adjunct Professor, Gregorian University, Rome, 1992-1993. Member of the Catholic Biblical Association, Catholic Theological Society of America, American Academy of Religions / Society for Biblical Literature, contributor to Biblica, Bible Today, and Chicago Studies.


Romans 9-11: A Reader-Response Analysis

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.

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