Andreas Loewe’s new Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion: A Theological Commentary includes a new study translation by Katherine Firth.
The translation enables readers who have limited or no German to nonetheless engage with the ideas, word patterns, and meanings of the libretto to the St John Passion (BWV 245). The study translation compliments Loewe’s commentary on the theology and music of the Passion.
This Theological Commentary is the first full-length work in English to consider Johann Sebastian Bach’s St John Passion in its entirety, both the words and the music. Bach’s oratorio is a globally popular musical work, and a significant expression of Lutheran theology.
The commentary has a preface provided by New Testament scholar N.T. Wright.
The Theological Commentary is available from Brill’s website.