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The Johannine Corpus in the Early Church

Charles E. Hill


Traditionally associated with John the apostle (the Gospel of John, the three Letters of John and the Revelation of John) make up a major portion of the Christian New Testament and have had an immense influence both on Christianity and on Western culture. Yet the consensus of scholarship has long held that one member of this Johannine corpus, the Gospel of John, endured a long struggle before it was deemed acceptable to the mainstream of orthodox Christianity. This consensus maintains that the Fourth Gospel was accepted first and most enthusiastically by gnostic and other heterodox groups whil ... More

Keywords: Johannine corpus, Johannophobia, OJP, Irenaeus, gnostic, orthodox, John, Fourth Gospel, reception

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199264582
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199264589.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles E. Hill, author
Professor of New Testament at the Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
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