This post belongs to my “Web Popularity of Bible Books” series. In this graph, I removed the outliers (Revelation and Acts) — see my previous post for reasons) and then I sorted the NT books by their popularity. Here are my thoughts on the most popular books.
- John : Wow, look at how low the other gospels fall in this line-up. Does this reveal another problem with my “research method”? Perhaps “the Gospel of John” is the premier gospel — but more on that in my Gospel Popularity post.
- Romans: Well, this just shows how much Christianity is really “Paulism”.
- James: Maybe this illustrates the tension between James’ Christianity of works vs. Paul’s Christianity of faith.