Progress and Regress in Johannine Scholarship

“Response: Progress and Regress in Recent Johannine Scholarship: Reflections upon the Road Ahead,” in What We Have Heard from the Beginning: The Past, Present, and Future of Johannine Studies (ed. Tom Thatcher; Waco: Baylor University Press, 2007), 105-7.

This essay addresses two questions raised by D. A. Carson: (1) Why do so many probe the historical Jesus with scarcely a glance at John?, and (2) What constitutes “progress” in biblical scholarship, in general, and in Johannine studies, in particular?