I have hit a very busy season at the moment as I prepare for the upcoming semester. However, one of the units that I will be teaching is on the Catholic Epistles, with a specific focus on exegeting the epistles of 1 Peter and 1 John. Thus, I may post on issues that arise as I re-read these two texts.
If you are interested in the formation of the Catholic Epistles as a canonical collection, I found some articles that are freely accessible online:
- Peter H. Davids, “The Catholic Epistles as a Canonical Janus” BBR 3 (2009): 403-416.
- Darian R. Lockette, “Are the Catholic Epistles a Canonically Significant Collection? A Status Quaestionis” CBR 14 (2015): 62-80.
- Darian R. Lockett, Letters from the Pillar Apostles: The Formation of the Catholic Epistles as a Canonical Collection (Eugene, OR.: Pickwick, 2017), Introduction and Chapter 1. This book has been reviewed online by Kelsie Rodenbiker at RBECS and Daniel Eng at Themelios.
- Robert W. Wall, “A Unifying Theology of the Catholic Epistles: A Canonical Approach” in The Catholic Epistles and Apostolic Tradition: A New Perspective on James to Jude (ed. Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr and Robert W. Wall; Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2009).