Johannine literature

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Johannine)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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.

See also[edit]


  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.


  • 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