Why are the Johannine writings so different in style, and on occasion content, from those of the other writers of the New Testament - Matthew, Mark, Luke, Paul, Peter and James? Why have theologians and scriptorians been so mystified by these differences? Was there a Johannine tradition, separate from that which has been handed down through the orthodox churches (Protestant, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox), that was reserved for the Remnant of the last days?
This sub-site is divided into two sections. The second, Johannine Essays, is the oldest of all NCAY writings (1982-1983) - five years before NCAY was organised - and are taken from the lecture notes of the founder when he was teaching theology at a private Oxford college. Now updated since the organisation, they very much view the writings of the apostle John through the traditional lens of orthodox Protestant Christianity.
The first Reconstructing the Johannine Community, is a series of four lectures given by the Chavurat Bekorot or Holy Order in the earlier days of this work (1999-2001), was a preliminary sowing of meaty doctrine to prepare NCAY for its future rôle as a leavener of that part of the Body of Messiah which will one day become the Gathered Remnant prior to the Second Coming of Messiah. The restoration of the Johannine Tradition is an essential part of that process which this series of articles aims to initialise and catalyse.