The latest issue of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly (78.2 ) arrived yesterday and it included my article, "The Competitive Textualization of the Jesus Tradition in John 20:30-31 and 21:24-25" (pp.321-337). Unfortunately, there's no link to it yet, so it seems that if anyone wants to read it, he or she will have to go to one of those old-fashioned "library" things with books and chairs and people who tell you to be quiet.
Here's the abstract:
Abstract: In this essay I argue that the Johannine “colophons” of John 20:30-31 and
21:24-25 support the argument that the author of John’s Gospel was aware of one or
more of the Synoptic Gospels. Although these passages do not prove that theory, they
demonstrate that John’s Gospel participates in a competitive textualization of the Jesus
tradition, emphasizing its superiority to prior textualized Jesus books. This observation
raises the question of what prior textualized Jesus traditions the author could have
known. Although they are not the only options, it is here argued that the Synoptics are
by far the most likely candidates.
Key Words: Gospel of John • competitive textualization • Johannine transmission
• John 20:30-31 • John 21:24-25