Annotated Bibliography: The Johannine Epistles, 2000–2005 -- By: Michael Bryant
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The Johannine Epistles, 2000–2005
Ph.D. Student in Biblical Studies (New Testament)
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587
Akin, Daniel L. 1, 2, 3 John. New American Commentary. Vol. 38. Nashville: Broadman and Holman, 2001.
Written from a conservative evangelical perspective. Akin affirms common authorship for all three epistles (John the apostle) and concisely summarizes key theological themes in a twenty-seven page introduction. A unique feature includes the homiletical outlines for each epistle.
Aland, Barbara, et al., eds. “First Letter of John.” Novum Testamentum Graecum. Editio Critical Maior, vol. 4. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2004.
The main volume contains more than three hundred fully collated manuscripts. Employs the coherence-based genealogical method. The supplemental volume includes patristic citations and singular readings.
Arockiam, Michaelsami. “The Concept of Joy in the Johannine Literature.” Ph.D. diss., Loyola University of Chicago, 2000.
Arockiam examines the theme of “joy” and concludes that the Johannine literature presents two understandings of the term, “irremovable joy” and “complete joy.” In addition, he posits that this concept comes from a Jewish background.
Besse, Georges. “1 Jean 2, 28–3, 10: Une espérance exigeante.” Lire et Dire 52 (2004): 25–37.
Beutler, Johannes. Die Johannesbriefe. Regensburger Neues Testament. Regensburg: Friedrich Pustet, 2000.
Beutler, who teaches at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, provides general introductions for each epistle, followed by an exposition of the text. Influenced by the “Roman School” of Catholic exegesis (Mollat, de la Potterie, et al.), as well as Schnackenburg, and Brown. Beutler’s approach is anthropological (following Grayston and Painter), synchronic, and diachronic. Provides helpful discussion of the current state of research regarding 1 John.
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Bray, Gerald Lewis, ed. James, 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, Jude. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: New Testament, 11. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2000.
Bray, professor of Anglican studies at Beeson Divinity School, presents selected extracts from the writings of the early Fathers on 1-2 Peter, 1-3 John, and Jude. Also includes a brief introduction (fourteen pages) that examines the authorship and significance of each biblical writing.
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