Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The theology of the Johannine Epistles; 3. The Epistles within the Johannine tradition and the New Testament; 4. The significance of the Johannine Epistles in the Church; Select bibliography; Index of references; Index of names; Index of subjects.
This book allows the Epistles to speak for themselves, and shows that they sound a distinctive note within Johannine theology, in particular, and the thought of the New Testament, in general.
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