The Community of the Beloved Disciple

The Community of the Beloved Disciple

The Community of the Beloved Disciple

The Community of the Beloved Disciple

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In early 1955 my first seminar paper as a doctoral candidate at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore was devoted to the Johannine Gospel and Epistles. Little did I realize then that I was beginning a quarter-century love affair with the most adventuresome body of literature in the New Testament. If one counted my articles on John since 1955, I suppose they would average almost an article a year, in addition to a pamphlet commentary (1960), and the two-volume Anchor Bible commentary (1966, 1970) on the Gospel. (Research for the present book has necessitated a review and digest of much of the literature written on John since the completion of that commentary, and so it may help as an updating supplement for those who study the commentary.) And now I am preparing the Anchor Bible commentary on the Epistles which I hope to publish in 1981. Amid such a flow of words there is a real danger of losing perspective on the forest because of the trees, and so I have decided to attempt a short book that pulls together my view of Johannine Christianity. In this book I hope to impart both a love for John and an enthusiasm for the adventurousness of Johannine thought. It is a thought that marks a high point in early christology and ecclesiology, and yet offers frightening dangers even to this day.

The immediate origins of the book lie in the preparation and . . .

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