For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran

Georgian Court University Professor Releases New Book

The Gospel of John: Question By Question Study Guide Available for Christmas

Lakewood, N.J., Dec. 5, 2008—Georgian Court Professor of Religious Studies and Theology Judith Schubert, RSM, Ph.D., has just completed her first book, The Gospel of John: Question by Question. The book, which was released last month by Paulist Press, is the latest in the “Question by Question” Bible study commentaries and is available just in time for Christmas.

“I was very pleased when Paulist Press asked me to write this book,” states Dr. Schubert, explaining that each chapter in the book begins with a short introduction of the corresponding chapter in the Bible and is followed by a series of questions. Readers are encouraged to find the answers in the biblical text, with answers also listed in the second half of the book. Each chapter’s question-and-answer portion is followed by a conclusion, which is a commentary on the contextual material of that chapter. This unique format engages the reader in thoughtful interaction with the actual biblical text, allowing the reader to become more involved in the powerful messages within the gospel, which will lead to a deeper appreciation of God’s gracious love for all.

“All of the questions in the book are actual questions I have gotten from students during lectures that I have given,” adds Dr. Schubert.

A member of the Sisters of Mercy, Dr. Schubert teaches courses in both the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, as well as women in the Bible. She received her Ph.D. in Theology (New Testament) from Fordham University. She has also published chapters and articles in biblical and liturgical journals as well as lectured throughout the East Coast and Israel. She is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association of America and a member of the Society of Biblical Literature.

The Gospel of John: Question by Question is a study guide that is intended for both college and parish adult Bible study groups, and provides an interactive, dynamic, and engaging way to approach the Gospel of John. The book is available for purchase online at,, and For more information, contact the author at 732.987.2354.

Also recently published by Georgian Court University faculty is Recovering American Catholic Inculturation: John England’s Jacksonian Populism and Romanticist Adaptation by Dr. Lou F. McNeil, associate professor of theology and religious studies and a Ph.D. holder from the University of St. Michael’s College. This book studies a 19th-century Catholic bishop and how he adapted Catholicism to the new American republic.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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