Commentary on the Gospel of John, Chapters 6-12

Commentary on the Gospel of John, Chapters 6-12

Fabian Larcher
James A. Weisheipl
Daniel Keating
Matthew Levering
Copyright Date: 2010
Pages: 325
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    Commentary on the Gospel of John, Chapters 6-12
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    eISBN: 978-0-8132-1774-1
    Subjects: Religion

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
    (pp. vii-xii)
  4. Chapter 6
    (pp. 1-59)

    838. The Evangelist has presented the teaching of Christ on the spiritual life, by which he gives life to those who are born again. He now tells us of the spiritual food by which Christ sustains those to whom he has given life. First, he describes a visible miracle, in which Christ furnished bodily food. Secondly, he considers spiritual food (6:26). He does two things about the first. First, he describes the visible miracle. Secondly, he shows the effect this miracle had (6:14). He tells us two things about this miracle. First, its circumstances, secondly, about its actual accomplishment (v....

  5. Chapter 7
    (pp. 60-98)

    1010. After our Lord considered the spiritual life and its food, he now treats of his instruction or teaching, which, as mentioned above, is necessary for those who are spiritually reborn. First, he shows the origin of his teaching; secondly, its usefulness (chap. 8 and onwards). As to the first, he does three things. First, he mentions the place where he revealed the origin of his teaching; secondly, the occasion for revealing this (v. 11); and thirdly, his actual statement is given (v. 16). Three things are done about the first. First, we see Christ invited to go to the...

  6. Chapter 8
    (pp. 99-155)

    1118. After having treated of the origin of the doctrine of Christ, the Evangelist here considers its power. Now the doctrine of Christ has the power both to enlighten and to give life, because his words are spirit and life. So first, he treats of the power of Christ’s doctrine to enlighten; secondly, of its power to give life (10:1). He shows the power of Christ’s doctrine to enlighten, first by words; and secondly, by a miracle (9:1). As to the first, he does two things: first, he presents the teaching of Christ; secondly, he shows the power of his...

  7. Chapter 9
    (pp. 156-182)

    1293. After showing the enlightening power of his teaching by his own words [cf. 1118], our Lord confirms this by his action, when he gives sight to one physically blind. In regard to this three things are presented: first, the man’s infirmity; secondly, his healing (v. 6); thirdly, a discussion among the Jews about this health (v. 8). In regard to the first he does two things: first, the man’s infirmity is mentioned; secondly, we see an inquiry about its cause (v. 2).

    1294. It should be noted in regard to the first that Jesus hid himself and left the...

  8. Chapter 10
    (pp. 183-219)

    1364. After our Lord showed that his teaching had power to enlighten, he here shows that he has power to give life. First, he shows this by word; secondly, by a miracle (chap 11). Concerning the first he does three things. First, he shows that he has life-giving power; secondly, his manner of giving life (v. 11); thirdly, he explains his power to give life (v. 19). The first part is divided into three parts. First, our Lord relates a parable; secondly, the Evangelist mentions the necessity for explaining it (v. 6); thirdly, our Lord explains the parable (v. 7)....

  9. Chapter 11
    (pp. 220-259)

    1471. Above, our Lord shows his life-giving power by word; here he confirms it with a miracle, by raising Lazarus from the dead. First, we see the illness of Lazarus; secondly, his being raised from the dead (v. 6); and thirdly, the effect this produced (v. 45). The Evangelist does three things concerning the first: first, the illness of Lazarus is mentioned; secondly, his illness is made known (v. 3); thirdly, we see the reason for his illness (v. 4). Concerning the first he does three things: first, he describes the person who was ill; secondly, where he was living;...

  10. Chapter 12
    (pp. 260-308)

    1589. So far the Evangelist has been showing the power of Christ’s divinity by what he did and taught during his public life. Now he begins to show the power of his divinity as manifested in his passion and death.

    First, he treats of Christ’s passion and death; secondly, of his resurrection (chap. 20). The first is divided into three parts: in the first he states what caused or occasioned Christ’s passion and death; in the second, how Christ prepared his disciples, since his death involved his physical separation from them (chap. 13); in the third, he describes his passion...

  11. INDEX
    (pp. 309-312)
  12. Back Matter
    (pp. 313-314)