Johannine Tradition - BS7105



James WaddellAssociate Professor of Biblical Studies

This course offers a detailed historical analysis of the Johannine Tradition. The focus of this course is an in-depth study of the Gospel of John, the Letters of John, and the Apocalypse of John.

Detailed attention will be given to the social, historical, political, and religious contexts of the Johannine community, issues of dating, authorship, the development of Johannine christology, the unique Johannine presentation of the individual traditions of Jesus’ words and actions, the events of his life which are presented in a narrative that leads to and climaxes in the cross. Special attention will be given to current theories of the origins of the Johannine community in both its Greco-Roman and Jewish contexts.