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Conclusion

Ismo Dunderberg

in The Beloved Disciple in Conflict?

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199284962
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603785 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199284962.003.0008
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This chapter offers a summary of results and a brief reflection on how scholars’ reading of the Gospel of John is affected by the fact that it is included in the NT canon. This fact explains why there is a need to bring John and Thomas closer to each other than they really are. This fact also generates new theories as to the identity of the Beloved Disciple and his role in the Johannine community.

Keywords: canon; Biblical criticism; Beloved Disciple; identity; Johannine community

Chapter.  2686 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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