Homepage of the Online Discussion Group on the Gospel according to John
abbreviated e-mail prefix [Gosp_John]
"Gospel-of-John" is an open forum dedicated to
the study of the Gospel according to John in all its dimensions, including its
modern religious and spiritual applications. Discussion may include questions
related to the meaning, background, and interpretation of this Gospel, and closely
related religious issues. Some members may wish to participate in a regular
ongoing "Bible Study" of the chapters and verses of this Gospel.
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variety of Christian and non-Christian, religious and non-religious perspectives,
it is important for members to remain courteous and respectful in their discussions
with one another. Therefore, all subscribers must agree to abide by the standard
rules of "Netiquette" and by the published Protocols
People interested in a strictly academic discussion of
the Fourth Gospel and related literature should consider joining the "Johannine_Literature"
discussion group instead of this one.
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On-Line Resources for the Study of the Gospels
Among the many resources available on-line, the following are highly