Bibliography: Johannine Letters


Culpepper, R. Alan. The Gospel and Letters of John. IBT. Nashville: Abingdon, 1998.

Donelson, Lewis R. From Hebrews to Revelation: A Theological Introduction. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001.

Edwards, Ruth B. The Johannine Epistles. NTG. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996.

Harner, Philip B. What Are They Saying about the Catholic Epistles? Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2004.

Lewis, Scott M. The Gospel according to John and the Johannine Letters. NColBC 4. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2005.

Lieu, Judith M. The Theology of the Johannine Epistles. NTT. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Rensberger, David. First, Second, and Third John. ANTC. Nashville: Abingdon, 1997.

Sloyan, Gerard S. Walking in the Truth: Perseverers and Deserters; The First, Second, and Third Letters of John. NTC. Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International, 1995.

Smith, D. Moody. First, Second, and Third John. Interpretation. Louisville: John Knox, 1991.

Talbert, Charles H. Reading John: A Literary and Theological Commentary on the Fourth Gospel and the Johannine Epistles. Rev. ed. RNTS. Macon, GA: Smyth & Helwys, 1999.

Critical Commentaries

Brown, Raymond E. The Epistles of John. AB 30. Garden City: Doubleday, 1982.

Carson, D. A. The Johannine Epistles: A Commentary on the Greek Text. NIGTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, forthcoming.

Kruse, Colin G. The Letters of John. PNTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Kysar, Robert. 1, 2, 3 John. ACNT. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1986.

Marshall, I. Howard. The Epistles of John. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978.

Painter, John. 1, 2, and 3 John. PNTC. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

———. 1, 2, and 3 John. SP. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002.

Rensberger, David. The Epistles of John. WestBC. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2001.

———. 1 John, 2 John, 3 John. ANTC. Nashville: Abingdon, 1997.

Schnackenburg, Rudolf. The Johannine Epistles. 3 vols. New York: Crossroad, 1992.

Smalley, Stephen S. 1, 2, 3 John. WBC 51. Waco: Word, 1984.

Strecker, Georg. The Johannine Letters. Translated by Linda M. Mahoney. Hermeneia. 1989. Reprint, Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996.

Witherington, Ben, III. Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians: Vol. 1, A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Titus, 1–2 Timothy and 1–3 John. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2006.

Authorship and Relationship to the Gospel

Brown, Raymond E. The Community of the Beloved Disciple: The Life, Loves, and Hates of an Individual Church in New Testament Times. New York: Paulist Press, 1979.

———. An Introduction to the New Testament, 362–76, 389–92. ABRL. New York: Doubleday, 1996.

Culpepper, R. Alan. The Johannine School: An Evaluation of the Johannine School Hypothesis Based on an Investigation of the Nature of Ancient Schools. SBLDS 26. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1975.

Hengel, Martin. The Johannine Question. Philadelphia: Trinity Press International, 1989.

O’Neill, J. C. The Puzzle of 1 John: A New Examination of Origins. London: SPCK, 1966.

Smith, D. Moody. Johannine Christianity: Essays on Its Setting, Sources, and Theology. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1989.

Other Academic Studies

Bogart, John. Orthodox and Heretical Perfectionism in the Johannine Community as Evident in the First Epistle of John. SBLDS 33. Missoula, MT: Scholars Press, 1977.

Brown, Tricia Gates. The Spirit in the Writings of John: Johannine Pneumatology in Social-Scientific Perspective. JSNTSup 253. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2004.

Callahan, Allen Dwight. A Love Supreme: A History of the Johannine Traditions. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005.

Griffith, Terry. Keep Yourselves from Idols: A New Look at 1 John. JSNTSup 233. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.

Ihenacho, David Asonye. The Community of Eternal Life: The Study of the Meaning of Life for the Johannine Community. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2001.

Kenney, Garrett C. Leadership in John: An Analysis of the Situation and Strategy of the Gospel and the Epistles of John. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2000.

———. The Relation of Christology to Ethics in the First Epistle of John. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2001.

Lieu, Judith. The Second and Third Epistles of John: History and Background. SNTW. Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1986.

Malatesta, Edward. Interiority and Covenant: A Study of einai en and menein en in the First Letter of John. AnBib 69. Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1978.

Porter, Stanley E., and Craig A. Evans, eds. The Johannine Writings: A Sheffield Reader. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995.

Segovia, Fernando E. Love Relationships in the Johannine Tradition: Agapē/Agapan in 1 John and the Fourth Gospel. SBLDS 58. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1982.

von Wahlde, Urban C. The Johannine Commandments: 1 John and the Struggle for the Johannine Tradition. TI. New York: Paulist Press, 1990.

Whitacre, Rodney A. Johannine Polemic: The Role of Tradition and Theology. SBLDS 67. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1982.

Wohl, D. Bruce. Johannine Christianity in Conflict. SBLDS 60. Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1981.