Gospel of John

Gospel of John in Research and Debate by B.W. Bacon

Today’s free book is Benjamin Wisner Bacon’s series of detailed essays on the authorship of the Gospel of John. This title is in the public domain.

Benjamin Wisner Bacon [1860-1932], The Fourth Gospel in Research and Debate. A Series of Essays on Problems Concerning the Origin and Value of the Anonymous Writings Attributed to the Apostle John. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1910. Hbk. pp.544. [Click here to visit the download page for this title]

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction: The Issues Involved
  1. The External Evidence
    • 1) The Modern Form of the Question
    • 2) Echoes and Influences
    • 3) Papias, Eusebius, and the Argument from Silence
    • 4) The Tradition as to the Elders and Its Transformations
    • 5) John is Asia and the Martyr Apostles
  2. The Direct Internal Evidence
    • 6) The John of Revelation
    • 7) Epistles and Appendix—Their Relation to One Another ans to the Gospel
    • 8) The Appendix a Product of Revision at Rome
    • 9) The Battle for Recognition of Asian Tradition at Rome
    • 10) Irenaeus the Mediator and the Fourfold Gospel
  3. The Indirect Internal Evidence
    • 11) The Evangelsit’s Task
    • 12) The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved, and His Relation to the Author
    • 13) Johannine Pragmatism
    • 14) Johannine Treatment of Synoptic Material
    • 15) Johannine Topograpry and Chronology
    • 16 ) Johannine Quartodecinanism
  4. Latest Phases of Debate and Research
    • 17) The “Defense” of the Gospel
    • 18) The Analytical School of Criticism
    • 19) Dislocations of Material and Tatian’s Order
    • 20) Conclusion
  • Index

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