“John the Evangelist: Revision and Reinterpretation in Early Christian Sources”

PhD dissertation, VU Amsterdam, Dec 2017

The manuscript evinces methodological rigor, painstaking research and keen scholarly insight. The evidentiary maze of the topic under discussion is difficult to navigate, but Mr. Furlong has shown that he is able to do so with considerable skill.

From the Committee Report

Note

The first part of this study was significantly revised and slightly expanded, and has been published as The Identity of John the Evangelist: Revision and Reinterpretation in Early Christian Sources (Lanham: Fortress, 2020).

The second section of the dissertation was revised and doubled in size, as a result of my discovering of additional sources and of the reorientation of the study around the figure of John/Mark as both a Markan and Johannine figure, rather than just as a potential Johannine figure. The revised version was published as The John also Called Mark: Reception and Transformation in Christian Tradition (Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020).

The interested reader is strongly encouraged to consult the newer versions of my research.