• John Drane
Part of the The Classic Bible Books Series book series (BIBLE)


There was a time, fifty or sixty years ago, when biblical scholars regarded the Gospel of John as a 2nd-century theological interpretation of the life of Jesus using the language and thought-forms of Hellenistic philosophy. They thought of it as a kind of extended sermon, with no real connection with reliable traditions about Jesus as he actually lived and taught.


Synoptic Report Reliable Tradition Biblical Scholar Church Tradition Hellenistic World 
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