Walter Heyne

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

William Arndt

Scripture References in this Resource

John 19:35; Mark 10:39; John 21:24; John 21:20; John 19:35; John 18:15; 2 John 1:3; 3 John 1:1ff; John 21:24


It ls the purpose of this paper to explore recent literature to ascertain the prevailing views on this subject. The available English and German literature which has appeared since approximately 1915 has been surveyed to determine mainly this one thing: What is the current thinking on the subject of the authorship of John’s Gospel? In this sense, this is largely a statistical study, and no particular effort has been made to distinguish between the authority and scholarship of those whose opinion are presented. The date 1915 was selected as the terminus a quo since the second decade of our century is often referred to as marking a change in the position of several scholars who formerly held staunchly to the traditional view of Johannine authorship. We are referring to Sanday, and, in a measure, also to Stanton.

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