John, Epistles of
John, Epistles of
Three canonical books of the New Testament written by the Apostle St. John

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  • John, epistles of — Three epistles traditionally, but improbably, attributed to John the Apostle. It is unlikely that an apostle would identify himself simply as an ‘elder’ [[➝ elders]] or presbyter (2 John 1, 3 John 1). The connection with the fourth gospel is,… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • JOHN, EPISTLES OF —    three Epistles, presumed to have been written by the author of the Gospel, from the correspondence between them both as regards thought and expression; the occasion of writing them was the appearance of Antichrist within the bounds of the… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • John, gospel of — Often called ‘the fourth gospel’ to mark its distinction from the three synoptics [[➝ synoptists]]. The gospel is certainly a narrative about Jesus and in this resembles the others and is quite different from the epistles in the NT. The gospel of …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Epistles of Saint John —     Epistles of Saint John     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistles of Saint John     Three canonical books of the New Testament written by the Apostle St. John.     The subject will be treated under the following heads: FIRST EPISTLE I.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Epistles of Saint Peter —     Epistles of Saint Peter     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistles of Saint Peter     These two epistles will be treated under the following heads: I. Authenticity; II. Recipients, occasion, and object; III. Date and place of composition; IV.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Epistles of John — Three books in the New Testament, thought to have been written between 90 100, are collectively called the Epistles of John:*First Epistle of John *Second Epistle of John *Third Epistle of John …   Wikipedia

  • Conversion of John Randolph of Roanoke — While it has been asserted that John Randolph of Roanoke was an Islamic convert to Christianity, the reliable references about him prove otherwise. While they do mention he had a religious conversion in 1818, this was one of depth of belief in… …   Wikipedia

  • John the Elder (Presbyter) —     (? first century)    Devotional Writer.    John the Elder was named by eusebius of caesarea as the author of the New Testament Book of Revelation. This was followed by Dionysius of Alexandria who pointed to the existence of two Johannine… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Epistles to Timothy and Titus —     Epistles to Timothy and Titus     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistles to Timothy and Titus     (THE PASTORALS)     STS. TIMOTHY AND TITUS     Saints Timothy and Titus were two of the most beloved and trusted disciples of St. Paul, whom they… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Epistles to the Thessalonians —     Epistles to the Thessalonians     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Epistles to the Thessalonians     Two of the canonical Epistles of St. Paul. This article will treat the Church of Thessalonica, the authenticity, canonicity, time and place of… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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