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John the Apostle is traditionally
considered to be the author of the three Epistles of John, the Fourth Gospel,
and Revelation. The Gospel and Epistles are generally viewed as connected works,
with the earlier Epistles serving as an introduction or overview of the Gospel.
Although the Gospel of John is radically different from the three synoptic
Gospels, it has a unique "spiritual" role. The Fourth Gospel and
the epistles appear to have been written with a knowledge of the other Gospels,
which predate them. John focused on more spiritual matters, however, such as
the dual nature of Christ, his relationship to God the father, false prophets,
salvation, and the importance of divine love in this scheme. The Book of Revelation,
which has had an important influence on the Christian canon as a major source
of information on the Apocalypse, is a graphic representation of the second
coming and God's judgment.
Works by the Author
Ballou, Robert A., Friedrich Spiegelberg, and Horace L. Friess, eds. The
Bible of The World. New York: The Viking Press, 1939.
The Dartmouth Bible. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1950.
Bates, Ernest Sutherland, ed. The Bible. New York: Simon and Schuster,
The Holy Bible. New York: P. J. Kenedy & Sons, 1914.
The biographical material about the author originally appeared on The
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