Christocentric Literary-Dramatic Structure of John's Gospel, Second Enlarged Edition. By George MLAKUZHYIL SJ, Analecta Biblica 117, Gregorian & Biblical Press, Rome, 2011, Pp 732, € 52, Rs. 3000. ISBN: 978-88-7653-117-0
This book of George Mlakuzhyil, professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at the Vidyajyoti College of Theology, Delhi, is a revised and substantially enlarged edition of his doctoral thesis, Christocentric Literary Structure of the Fourth Gospel (CLSFG) published by Analecta Biblica 117 in 1987. While the first had the title CLSFG the present one is called Christocentric Literary-Dramatic Structure of John s Gospel (CLDSJG). The first edition ofMlakuzhyil's book, published in 1987, was reviewed by Fr P. Meagher in a review article in VJTR 52 (1988) 154-9. The fact that Analecta Biblica decided to publish a new edition of this thesis after 24 years speaks much for its scholarly appeal and popular demand. The author has undertaken this enlarged edition in the light of the many reviews and comments he received, his own deeper insights into the structure and spirituality of the Fourth Gospel, and the numerous books and articles published by variou's scholars in the last 25 years.