A scene from the Leben der heiligen Altväter (1482)

Erich Haupt, The First Epistle of St. John: A Contribution to Biblical Theology.Translated with an
introduction by W. B. Pope.

Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1879

Pope provides a very long “Translator’s Preface,” running to 20 pages and giving his own view of the unique characteristics of First John. It is one of Pope’s fullest statements of his view of the letter’s status as the capstone of biblical revelation. The entire book is at the link below; for an excerpt of just Pope’s 20-page preface, click here.