The author is the apostle John, "the disciple whom Jesus loved" ( [see note there]; ; 20:2; 21:7,20,24).
He was prominent in the early church but is not mentioned by name in this Gospel -- which would be natural if he wrote it, but hard to explain otherwise.
In general, two views of the dating of this Gospel have been advocated: The second view has found favor because it has been felt more recently that John wrote independently of the other Gospels (see essay and chart, p. This does not contradict the statement of Clement referred to above. Further, the statement in 5:2 that there "is" (rather than "was") a pool "near the Sheep Gate" may suggest a time before 70, when Jerusalem was destroyed.
Also, those who hold this view point out that developed theology does not necessarily argue for a late origin. Others, however, observe that John elsewhere sometimes used the present tense when speaking of the past.
While he was a student at Loras, Bishop John Baptist Franz offered him the opportunity to prepare for the priesthood in Rome.
He was ordained to the priesthood (by Bishop Francis Reh at St.
Note that we also sometimes incorporate techniques from hypnosis such as Fractionation and Derek Rake’s “ENTICE / REPEL” technique for extra efficacy.
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