In a new essay at Bible and Interpretation Paul Anderson relates how he was asked
What’s the significance of drawing the Gospel of John into Jesus studies? Is it simply a matter of imagining that Jesus took several trips to Jerusalem instead of one, or might it lead to something really significant in terms of how we understand the Jesus of history?
And he begins to answer. Enjoy!
[I’ve thought for a long time that John deserves more attention in the Quests than he has gotten. Anderson et als work is exciting for that reason alone].