Create a 8 page essay paper that discusses Commentaries on the Gospel according to St John.
Internal clues such as John 21:20-24, 13:22-25, 19:25-27 and 20:1-8 are used to defend the fact that it is the beloved disciple who wrote this Gospel account and the belief that this beloved disciple is John the son of Zebedee. Early Church tradition seems to lend this notion credence, for Eusebius of Caesarea quoted Irenaeus as stating that John the Apostle who reclined on the Lord’s bosom wrote the Gospel while in Ephesus.
The Gospel according to St. John as its name suggests, is a Gospel. This is because it recounts the life, Passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For the same reason, the Gospel according to John can be considered a biographical book. The book can also fit in historical genres since it recounts events that surrounded the life of Jesus the Christ, a historical figure who lived in Judea around 6 BC to 36 AD. The need to consider St. John’s Gospel as a source for historical construction is underscored by the fact that it centers on Jesus, the founder of the largest and most influential non-governmental organization and movement, the Church and Christianity, respectively. To a limited extent, St. John’s Gospel is debatably narrative nonfiction because it uses different literary styles and techniques to bring about a factually accurate narrative. Credence can be lent to this standpoint since the first chapter of the gospel is a song or a creed that is used to underscore the theme of the message of the entire book. The drawback to this argument is that there are complex structures that indicate that St. John’s Gospel is more than a mere narrative.
It is not in doubt that different people, theologians, Bible students, and denominations are likely to see different themes in the Gospel of St. John. This is because the author does not make the theme of the book explicit. .