The essays in
The Origins of John’s Gospel, gathered by Stanley E. Porter and Hughson T. Ong, either survey or discuss in detail various areas and topics in Johannine scholarship, especially in the study of John’s Gospel. These include the authorship and dating, sources, and traditions of John’s Gospel, its structure and composition, the Johannine community, and Johannine anti-Judaism and the Son of Man sayings. Collectively, these essays offer important contributions to various areas and topics of research relating to the origins of John’s Gospel.
appeal to a “general consensus” of intended internal readership for the gospels, such arguments for a wider readership have long represented a minority voice in the field. 8 While these proponents of efferent intent argue from literary design, Harnack and other skeptics of real pagan readership cite the