Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Johannine Literature

LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Sacred Scripture, Hebrew and Greek

DESCRIPTION This study-unit focuses on the New Testament books which are attributed to the Fourth Evangelist, in particular the Gospel of John and the First Letter of John, as well as other texts associated with the Community of the Beloved Disciple, namely 2 Jn, 3 Jn and the book of the Apocalypse.

Study-Unit Aims:

This study-unit seeks to assist students in their quest for a comprehensive and integrated approach to the Johannine Literature, namely, the gospel of John, the three Letters of John, and the Apocalypse. The students will delve deeper in the peculiar forms of these Writings by exploring the world from which they come.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Possess a measure of understanding of the Johannine Literature and its relation to each other.
- Investigate the interplay between history and theology.
- Outline the basic structure of these Writings.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Research and use different Commentaries on the Johannine Literature.
- Analyze and critically appraise different contexts behind these Writings.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

Main Texts:

- Brown R.E., The Community of the Beloved Disciple (New York: Paulist Press, 1979).
- Dodd C. H., The Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel (Cambridge: Cambrdige University Press, 1953).
- Lindars Barnabas et al., The Johannine Literature With an Introduction by R. Alan Culpepper (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2000).

Supplementary Readings:

- Aune David E., "The Apocalypse of John and the Problem of Genre," Semeia 36 (1986): 65-96.
- Court John M., Myth and History in the Book of Revelation (Atlanta: John Knox Press: 1979).
- Lieu, J., The Second and Thrid Epistles of John (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 1986).
- Lieu, J., "Who Was from the Beginning," NTS 39 (1993): 458-477.
- Martyn, J.L., History and Theology in the Fourth Gospel (Nashville: Abingdon, 1979).
- Segovia F., "Johannine Christianity," NTS 21 (1975): 222-248.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Pre-requisite Study-units: SHG1010 and THL1001


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM2 Yes 100%

LECTURER/S Martin F. Micallef

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