Based on the Revised Standard Version - Catholic Edition, this volume leads readers through a penetrating study of the Gospel of John, using the biblical text itself and the Church's own guidelines for understanding the Bible. Ample notes accompany each page, providing fresh insights and commentary by renowned Bible teachers Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch, as well as time-tested interpretations from the Fathers of the Church. These helpful study notes make explicit what St. John often assumes. They also provide rich historical, cultural, geographical, and theological information pertinent to the Gospel of John. The Ignatius Study Bible also includes Topical Essays, Word Studies and Charts. Each page also includes an easy-to-use Cross Reference Section. Study Questions are provided for each chapter of the Gospel that can deepen your personal study of God's Holy Word. There is also an introductory essay covering questions of authorship, date, destination, structure, and themes. An outline of John's Gospel and several maps are also included. "Once a generation a truly unique Bible tool is given to the Church. The lgnatius Study Bible is a gift for our generation. This is the most important book since the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Every parish study group and every student of Sacred Scripture should own and use this Bible." -David Currie, Author, Born Fundamentalist, Born Again Catholic "This Bible study is a triumph of both piety and scholarship, in the best Catholic tradition: simply the most useful succinct commentary that any Christian or other interested person could hope for." -Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis, Author, Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word "With copious historical and theological notes, incisive commentary and tools for study, John's Gospel comes alive in its historical setting and contemporary application.