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Summary of 1 John

Date: 90-100 C.E.

Description: 1 John is the first epistle to the Johannine community of Jesus followers who had recently undergone a schism. Scholars are in general agreement that the letter was not written by the same individual who wrote the Gospel of John, but rather a member of the same community. The letter utilizes much of the same specific language as other Johannine literature including an emphasis on "Light" and "Love".

Brown, Raymond E. An Introduction to the New Testament, Doubleday, 1997