I have hit a very busy season at the moment as I prepare for the upcoming semester. However, one of the units that I will be teaching is on the Catholic Epistles, with a specific focus on exegeting the epistles of 1 Peter and 1 John. Thus, I may post on issues that arise as I re-read these two texts.
If you are interested in the formation of the Catholic Epistles as a canonical collection, I found some articles that are freely accessible online:
- Peter H. Davids, “The Catholic Epistles as a Canonical Janus” BBR 3 (2009): 403-416.
- Darian R. Lockette, “Are the Catholic Epistles a Canonically Significant Collection? A Status Quaestionis” CBR 14 (2015): 62-80.
- Darian R. Lockett, Letters from the Pillar Apostles: The Formation of the Catholic Epistles as a Canonical Collection (Eugene, OR.: Pickwick, 2017), Introduction and Chapter 1. This book…
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