[John_Lit] Re: Fortna reviews Van Belle "The Signs Source..."
- Thank you, Weiland, for including Fortna's review of van Belle's work. It
is spirited, but one should still look at it personally, as well as
Fortna's work, in making a judgment.
My own work evaluates the source theories argued by Bultmann and scholars
preceding and following him, and it applies all of his evidence
(stylistic, contextual and theological) to the text of John 6 (where four
of his five sources should be present). The distribution is absolutely
non indicative, and I find no evidence that there was any non-johannine
source upon which John was based.
Neither do I find evidence of dependence upon Mark compelling at all --
although I detect an "interfluential" set of relationships with the
You may consider the findings in further detail in chapters 3-7 of _The
Christology of the Fourth Gospel_ (Trinity Press International, 1997).