The website of Dr Dean Furlong, PhD.

Discussing my research on the reception of John the Evangelist in ancient Christian sources.

The focus of my research has been on the question of the various identifications of John the Evangelist (e.g. with John the Elder, John/Mark, John the Evangelist) in Christian tradition, and the implications of these for understanding the patristic dating of John’s Gospel and Revelation.

 Furlong’s thesis deserves serious consideration as a valuable contribution both to authorship questions and to the early reception history of the Johannine corpus.

Ian Boxall, The Catholic University of America

Read an overview of my research here.

Were John son of Zebedee and the Beloved Disciple the same person?

It’s commonly thought that John the son of Zebedee was the author of the Gospel of John, the figure spoken of in that Gospel as “the disciple whom Jesus loved.” The two are never explicitly identified, however, and there are reasons for questioning this identification. Here are eight points to consider:

Mosaic of John dictating to Prochorus, Cave of the Apocalypse, Patmos