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Bibliography for 1 John

Bibliography for 1 John
John Mark Hicks

I. Most Recommended List

A. Structural/Introductory

Edwards, Ruth B. The Johannine Epistles. New Testsament Guides. Sheffield: Sheffield Academica Press, 1996.

*Sherman, Grace E. and John C. Tuggy. A Semantic and Structural Analysis of the Johannine Epistles. Dallas: Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1994.

B. Exegetical/Critical

*Brown, Raymond. The Epistles of John. Anchor Bible. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1982.

Smalley, Stephen S. 1, 2, 3 John. Word Biblical Commentary, 51. Waco, TX: Word Books, Publishers, 1984.

Strecker, Georg. The Johannine Letters: A Commentary on 1, 2, and 3 John. Hermeneia. Translated by Linda M. Maloney and edited by Harold Attridge. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1996.

C. Theological

Law, R. The Tests of Life: A Study of the First Epistle of John. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1914; reprint, Baker, 1968.

*Lieu, Judith M. The Theology of the Johannine Epistles. New Testament Theology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

D. Homilectical/Practical/Popular

*Burge, Gary M. Letters of John. The NIV Application Commentary. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996.

Moss, C. Michael. Lord, Sometimes I Don’t Feel Saved: Renewing Our Confidence in Christ. Covenant Publishing, 2002.

Smith, D. Moody. First, Second and Third John. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching. Louisville: John Knox Press, 1991.

Stott, J. R. W. The Letters of John: An Introduction and Commentary. 2nd ed. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1988.

Thompson, Marianne Meye. 1-3 John. The IVP New Testament Commentary Series. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1992.

E. Overview of Recent Studies

Smalley, Stephen S. “Johannine Literature: A Sample of Recent Studies in English.” Theology 103 (2000), 13-28.

II. Fuller Bibliography

A. Exegetical/Critical

Brooke, A. E. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Johannine Epistles. International Critical Commentary. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1912.

Bultmann, Rudolf. The Johannine Epistles: A Commentary on the Johannine Epistles. Hermeneia. Translated by R. Philip O'Hara with Lane C. McGaughy and Robert W. Funk. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1973.

Charlesworth, J. H., ed. John and Qumran. London: Chapman, 1972.

Dodd, C. H. The Johannine Epistles. Moffatt New Testament Commentaries. New York: Harper & Row, 1946.

Grayston, Kenneth. The Johannine Epistles. New Century Bible. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1984.

Francis, F. O., "The Form and Function of the Opening and Closing Paragraphs of James and 1 John," Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 61 (1970), 110-26.

Haas C., M. de Jonge, and J. L. Swellengrebel. A Translator's Handbook on the Letters of John. Helps for Translators 13. London: United Bible Societies, 1972.

Hills, Julian V., "A Genre for 1 John," 367-77. In The Future of Early Christianity: Essays in Honor of Helmut Koester. Edited by Birger A. Pearson, A. Thomas Kraabel, George W. E. Nichelsburg and Norman R. Petersen. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1991.

Houlden, J. L. A Commentary on the Johannine Epistles. Harper's New Testament Commentaries. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1973.

Jones, P. R., "A Structural Analysis of 1 John," Review and Expositor 67 (1970), 433-44.

Loader, W. The Johannine Epistles. Epworth Commentary. London: Epworth, 1992.

Malatesta, Edward. Interiority and Covenant. Analecta biblica 69. Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1978.

Marshall, I. Howard. The Epistles of John. The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1978.

Neufeld, D. Reconceiving Texts as Speech-Acts. Leiden: Brill, 1994.

O'Neill, J. C. The Puzzle of 1 John. London: SPCK, 1966.

Painter, John and Daniel Harrington. 1, 2 and 3 John. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2002.

Piper, O. A., "1 John and the Didache of the Primitive Church," Journal of Biblical Literature 66 (1947), 437-51.

Rensberger, David. 1 John, 2 John, 3 John. Abingdon New Testament Commentaries. Nashville: Abingdon, 1997.

Schnackenburg, Rudolf. The Johannine Epistles: Introduction and Commentary. Translated by Reginald and Ilse Fuller. New York: Crossroad, 1992.

Wescott, B. F. The Epistles of St. John. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1966 reprint of 1892 edition.

Vouga, F. Die Johannesbriefe. Hanbuch zum Neuen Testament. Tübingen: Mohr, 1990.

B. Theological

Brown, Raymond E. The Community of the Beloved Disciple. New York: Paulist Press, 1979.

Bogart, J. L. Orthodox and Heretical Perfectionism in the Johannine Community as Evident in the First Epistle of John. Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series 33. Missoula: Scholars Press, 1977.

Burge, Gary. The Anointed Community: The Holy Spirit in the Johannine Tradition. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1987.

Cullmann, Oscar. The Johannine Circle. London: SCM, 1976.

Ferriera, Johan. Johannine Ecclesiology. Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 160. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998.

Filson, F. V., "First John: Purpose and Message," Interpretation 23 (1969), 259-76.

Ihenacho, David A. The Community of Eternal Life: The Study of the Meaning of Life in the Johannine Community. Lanham, MD: Unitersity Press of America, 2001.

Painter, J., "The 'Opponents' in 1 John," New Testament Studies 32 (1986), 48-71.

Painter, J. The Quest for the Messiah: The History, Literature and Theology of the Johannine Community. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1993.

Painter, J. John: Witness and Theologian. London: SPCK, 1975.

Rensberger, D. Johannine Faith and Liberating Communty. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1988.

Schnelle, U. Antidocetic Christology in the Gospel of John. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1992).

Smalley, S. S. John: Evangelist and Interpreter. Exeter: Paternoster, 1983.

von Wahlde, U. C. The Johannine Commandments: 1 John and the Struggle for the Johannine Tradition. New York: Paulist, 1990.

Watson, D. F., "1 John 2:12-14 as Distributio,Condulpicatio , and Expolitio: A Rhetorical Understanding," Journal for the Study of the New Testament 35 (1989), 97-110.

Whitacre, Rodney A. Johannine Polemic: The Role of Tradition and Theology. Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series 67. Chico, CA: Scholar's Press, 1982.

C. Homiletical/Practical/Popular

Akin, Daniel. 1, 2, 3 John. The New American Commentary. Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2001.

Augustine. Love One Another, My Friends: Saint Augustine's Homilies on the First Letter of John. Translated with introduction by John Leinenweber. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1989.

Barker, Glenn W., "1, 2, 3 John," 12:291-377. In The Expositor's Bible Commentary. Edited by Frank E. Gaebelein. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1981.

Bruce, F. F. The Epistles of John. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1970.

Jackman, David. The Messages of John's Letters. The Bible Speaks Today. Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 1988.

Johnson, Thomas F. 1, 2 and 3 John. New International Biblical Commentary. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers, 1993.

Kruse, Colin. The Letters of John. The Pillar New Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Kysar, Robert. I, II, III John. Augsburg Commentary on the New Testament. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1986.

Perkins, Pheme. The Johannine Epistles. Rev. ed. New Testament Message 21. Wilmington, DE: Michael Glazier, 1984.

Roberts, R. L. The Letters of John. Living Word. Austin: Sweet Publsihing, 1968.

Womack, Morris M. 1, 2 & 3 John. The College Press NIV Commentary. Joplin, MO: College Press, 1998.

Woods, Guy N. A Commentary on the New Testament Epistles of Peter, John, and Jude. Gospel Advocate Commentaries. Nashville: Gospel Advocate, 1974.


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