by various authors that appear at the end of the New Testament.
The letters that appear
after the Pauline epistles in the New Testament were written by different
people in differing styles. Hebrews is an early Christian sermon whose author is unknown.
The books of James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude are sometimes called
the General or Catholic Epistles since some of them
are addressed to a broad readership rather than to specific congregations.
The book of Revelation is sometimes placed
in a category by itself because of its distinctive writing style, but it
is actually a letter that was addressed to seven congregations in Asia Minor.