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Book Description

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
Publication Year:
T. Fisher Unwin
1 Corinthians, Commentary, New Testament
Copyright Holder:
Public domain

Benjamin Wisner Bacon [1860-1932], The Fourth Gospel in Research and Debate

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