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Studies in the Epistles of St. John manuscript draft

Ms. Coll. 1253

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Summary Information

Repository:
University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Title:
Studies in the Epistles of St. John manuscript draft
Date:
circa 19th century
Call Number:
Ms. Coll. 1253
Extent:
0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Language:
English
Abstract:
This collection contains two notebooks filled with a draft of work on the studies of the Epistles of St. John. The first book is titled “The Epistles” and the second is titled “Studies in the Epistles of St. John.” The author of these notebooks is unknown, and there is no clear link between the contents of these notebooks and any published work.
Cite as:
Studies in the Epistles of St. John manuscript draft, circa 19th century, Ms. Coll. 1253, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, University of Pennsylvania
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Biography/History

The author of these notebooks is unknown, and there is no clear link between the contents of these notebooks and any published work. However, it appears that these notebooks were used in the creation in a more finished draft of Studies in the Epistles of St. John.

The Epistles of St. John are three Catholic Epistles, appearing in the New Testament. The first, written like a sermon, is intended to help strengthen peoples’ faith in Jesus and explain why the Son of God is subject to a mortal’s painful death. The second is written as a letter from the apostle to an unnamed lady whom he loves and her children. In this letter, John warns against opening one’s home to false teachers and to always practice truth. The third is also written as a letter to his good friend named Gaius. This letter discusses a man named Diotrephes whom Gaius excommunicated from the church. It further explains that Diotrephes went on to create an anti-missionary sentiment in an effort to get the church to stop receiving missionaries.

Scope and Contents

This collection contains two notebooks filled with a draft of work on the studies of the Epistles of St. John. The first book is titled "The Epistles" and the second is titled "Studies in the Epistles of St. John." Every page in these two notebooks is either ex-ed out or has every line crossed out; therefore, it is possible that the text or ideas were transferred to a more complete version of the manuscript.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts,  2017 January 30

Finding Aid Author

Finding aid prepared by Kelin Baldridge

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Copyright restrictions may exist. For most library holdings, the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania do not hold copyright. It is the responsibility of the requester to seek permission from the holder of the copyright to reproduce material from the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts.

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Controlled Access Headings

Form/Genre(s)
  • Manuscripts (document genre)
  • Notebooks
Subject(s)
  • Christianity
  • Epistles of John (Books of the New Testament)
  • Religion
  • Religion--Study and teaching

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

The Epistles of St. John, draft notebook, undated.

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Studies in the Epistles of St. John, draft notebook, undated.

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