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Johannine literature refers to the collection of New Testament works that are traditionally attributed to John the Apostle or to Johannine Christian community.[1] Johannine literature is traditionally considered to include the following works:[2]

Of these five books, the only one that explicitly identifies its author as a "John" is Revelation. Modern scholarship generally rejects the idea that this work is written by the same author as the other four documents.[3] The gospel identifies its author as the Beloved Disciple, who is traditionally identified with John the Apostle,[4] though again the authorship is debated.

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  1. ^ Bruce et al. 2012, The Johannine Letters: I, II, and III John
  2. ^ Moloney & Harrington 1998, p. 1
  3. ^ Bruce et al. 2012, The Johannine Letters: I, II, and III John
  4. ^ Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History Book iii. Chapter xxiii.

ReferencesEdit

  • Bruce, Frederick; Cain, Seymour; Davis, H. Grady; Faherty, Robert; Flusser, David (2012), "Biblical Literature", Encyclopædia Britannica
  • Moloney, Francis; Harrington, Daniel (1998), Gospel of John, Collegeviille: Liturgical Press, ISBN 978-0-8146-5806-2, retrieved 2012-11-26