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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.

Since this is an "open" list, and may include people from a 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 for "Gospel-of-John."

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 recommended:

"Gospel-of-John" Archives

Prior "Gospel-of-John" postings are available for anyone to read at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gospel_of_john/messages.


The List Managers of "Gospel-of-John" are Felix Just, S.J. (Loyola Institute for Spirituality, Orange, CA), Nigel Hanscamp (Matamata Union Parish, New Zealand), and John E. Staton (Methodist Church of Great Britain).

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The "Gospel-of-John" Discussion Group was started in May 1999, as a successor to the previous JohnLitr list. It is hosted by YahooGroups.com.

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This page is maintained by Rev. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.
and was last updated on April 11, 2018