Johannine Literature

Synopsis

This group endeavors to study the Johannine Corpus (John, 1-3 John, and Revelation) in all aspects, including but not limited to literary, theological, historical, and grammatical issues. Aspects such as the use of the OT, intertextuality, and narrative development will be considered as well.

Rationale

This group will look at one of the major sections of the New Testament, a corpus not covered by the Synoptics, Luke-Acts, Paul, and the Catholic Writings. As such, Johannine literature carries a special appeal as the most diverse corpus in the NT (gospel, epistle, apocalyptic), while also being historically verifiable and theologically complex. The richness of this corpus requires a wide variety of approaches, techniques, and people. Only through a diverse group and regular interaction can these Biblical books be studied.