Hey 5Pointers,

In the Johanine Epistles class I’m currently taking, I have to write a little research paper (7-10 pages). The topic I picked last night is “The Atonement in 1 John.” There are plenty of meaty verses in 1 John to cover the page limit, and some interesting statements to wrestle with (e.g. “not only for our sins, but also for the whole world” or “the Son of God appeared to destroy the works of the Devil” or “he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins”).

If you have any resources I should consider while researching these passages (and others), please let me know about them in the comments!

Here’s a list of texts (off the top of my head) that I will consult:

Lexicons/Dictionaries: TDNT, BDAG

Commentaries: Bruce, Marshall, Stott, Thompson, Boice, Carson (Gospel of John)

Themed Works: Owen (Death of Death), Murray (Redemption), Pinnock (Grace Unlimited), Olsen (Beyond Calvinism…)

Thanks for your input. And if my paper is any good I’ll put some of it online.  🙂

Also, if you think of it, I could use your prayers as I research and write.