Appendix I: Select Bibliography

Dr. Karen King, Harvard University, The Secret Revelation of John

Dr. Alastair Logan, The University of Exeter, Gnostic Truth & Christian Heresy

Dr. Larry Hurtado, the University of Edinburgh, Lord Jesus Christ; Blog

Dr. Elaine Pagels, Princeton University, The Gnostic Gospels; The Origin of Satan

April DeConick, Rice University, The Gnostic New Age; Histories of the Hidden God

Ernst Käsemann, German Lutheran theologian and professor of New Testament in Mainz (1946–1951), Göttingen (1951–1959) and Tübingen (1959–1971,) The Testament of Jesus

Paul N. Anderson, Professor of Biblical and Quaker Studies and founding member of the John, Jesus, and History Project at the Society of Biblical Literature 2002-2016, John 17–The Original Intention of Jesus for the Church; Mark, John, and Answerability: Interfluentiality and Dialectic between the Second and Fourth Gospels

Wayne Meeks, Yale University

George MacRae, Yale University, Journal of the American Academy of Religion 38:3 (1970); Harvard University, Gnosticism and the Church of John’s Gospel

Riemer Roukema, Professor of New Testament at the Protestant Theological University, Kampen, The Netherlands, Gnosis and Faith in Early Christianity

Irenaeus, Against Heresies

The Blue Letter Bible

Bentley Layton, Yale University, Gnostic Scriptures


Thomas Jefferson

The University of Nebraska’s John Douglas Turner, various

Platonism: Ancient, Modern, and Postmodern edited by Kevin Corrigan, John Douglas Turner

Rudolf Steiner, True Knowledge of The Christ: Theosophy and Rosicrucianism–The Gospel of John

Chance Bonar, PhD Student at Harvard University, They did not belong to us: Johannine Language and Social Identity

Raymond Brown, The Legacy of John: Second-Century Reception of the Fourth Gospel, edited by Tuomas Rasimus; The Community of the Beloved Disciple: The Life, Loves, and Hates of an Individual Church in New Testament Times

Richard Bauckman, senior scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, The Johannine Jesus and the Synoptic Jesus

Oxford Biblical Studies

Rudolf Bultmann, Lutheran theologian and professor of the New Testament at the University of Marburg, The Gospel of John: A Commentary

Tuomas Rasimus, Paradise Reconsidered in Gnostic Mythmaking

Herman Hendrickx, C. I. C. M., The Johannine Community

James M. Robinson’s The Nag Hammadi Library

The Holy Bible, various Editions