An investigation of the purpose and mutual relations of the Johannine Epistles

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Painter, John en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor De Villiers, J L en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Williams, Bryan Alan en_ZA
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dc.date.issued 1977 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Williams, B. 1977. An investigation of the purpose and mutual relations of the Johannine Epistles. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18100
dc.description Bibliography: pages 300-314. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The series of questions which is often grouped under the heading "the Johannine Problem" is perhaps the most intractable of all those which confront New Testament scholars. Many of these questions cannot be avoided, no matter which of the five traditional "Johannine" books is studied. On one side there is the complex of queries surrounding the Fourth Gospel: its authorship, historicity, milieu, nature and date. In another direction is to be found the formidable set of challenges associated with the Johannine Apocalypse. No less difficult are the questions posed by the Epistles of John. First there is the question of authorship. Did one writer pen all three works? What is the relationship of the writer/s of the Epistles to the author/s of the Fourth Gospel and the Apocalypse of John? There is also the problem of timing - even leaving aside the Gospel and Apocalypse, is it possible to come to any conclusion concerning the priority of one or other of the three Epistles? Were they written at the same time? What is the answer to the peculiar absence of contemporary names in l and 2 John? What, in fact, is the nature and intention of each book? What is one to make of the current church situation, of the elusive personalities and their movements? The hypothesis advanced here suggests that the three Johannine Epistles came from the same hand, the author of these also being the author of the Fourth Gospel. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.subject.other Theology - Christian Religion en_ZA
dc.title An investigation of the purpose and mutual relations of the Johannine Epistles en_ZA
dc.type Doctoral Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Religious Studies en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Williams, B. A. (1977). <i>An investigation of the purpose and mutual relations of the Johannine Epistles</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18100 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Williams, Bryan Alan. <i>"An investigation of the purpose and mutual relations of the Johannine Epistles."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies, 1977. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18100 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Williams BA. An investigation of the purpose and mutual relations of the Johannine Epistles. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Religious Studies, 1977 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18100 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Williams, Bryan Alan AB - The series of questions which is often grouped under the heading "the Johannine Problem" is perhaps the most intractable of all those which confront New Testament scholars. Many of these questions cannot be avoided, no matter which of the five traditional "Johannine" books is studied. On one side there is the complex of queries surrounding the Fourth Gospel: its authorship, historicity, milieu, nature and date. In another direction is to be found the formidable set of challenges associated with the Johannine Apocalypse. No less difficult are the questions posed by the Epistles of John. First there is the question of authorship. Did one writer pen all three works? What is the relationship of the writer/s of the Epistles to the author/s of the Fourth Gospel and the Apocalypse of John? There is also the problem of timing - even leaving aside the Gospel and Apocalypse, is it possible to come to any conclusion concerning the priority of one or other of the three Epistles? Were they written at the same time? What is the answer to the peculiar absence of contemporary names in l and 2 John? What, in fact, is the nature and intention of each book? What is one to make of the current church situation, of the elusive personalities and their movements? The hypothesis advanced here suggests that the three Johannine Epistles came from the same hand, the author of these also being the author of the Fourth Gospel. DA - 1977 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1977 T1 - An investigation of the purpose and mutual relations of the Johannine Epistles TI - An investigation of the purpose and mutual relations of the Johannine Epistles UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/18100 ER - en_ZA


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