Commentary on the Gospel of John

Commentary on the Gospel of John: Chapters 13-21

THOMAS AQUINAS
Fabian Larcher
James A. Weisheipl
Daniel Keating
Matthew Levering
Copyright Date: 2010
Pages: 331
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt31nk8p
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Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-iv)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. v-vi)
  3. ABBREVIATIONS FOR PATRISTIC AND MEDIEVAL SOURCES
    (pp. vii-xii)
  4. CHAPTER 13
    (pp. 1-46)

    1727. Above, the Evangelist set forth some of the events leading to Christ’s passion and death; in this part he shows how Christ prepared his disciples before his passion. First, we see how he formed them by his example; secondly, how he comforted them with his words (chap. 14); thirdly, how he strengthened them by the help of his prayers (chap. 17). Concerning the first he does two things: first, he presents the example Christ gave for his disciples to imitate; and secondly we see the weakness of the disciples, who were not yet ready to follow him (v. 21)....

  5. CHAPTER 14
    (pp. 47-95)

    1848. Above (chap. 13), our Lord taught his disciples by example, here he consoles them by his words. First, they are encouraged in many ways by what he says; secondly, what he has said is explained (chap. 16). Concerning the first, we should note that there were two things which could trouble the disciples. One was near, that Christ would soon be leaving them; the second was in the future, and was the hardships they would undergo. First, Christ consoles them over his leaving; secondly, over their future hardships (chap. 15).

    He does two things concerning the first: first, he...

  6. CHAPTER 15
    (pp. 96-129)

    1978. In this talk our Lord especially wants to comfort his disciples about two things: one was near, in the present, and this was his passion; the other was what they feared in the future, and this was the troubles which would come upon them. He had said to them about these two things: Let not your hearts be troubled, referring to the first, and neither let them be afraid (14:27), referring to the second.

    So now, after comforting them over his leaving (14:1), he strengthens them for the troubles which will come upon them. First, he presents a certain...

  7. CHAPTER 16
    (pp. 130-166)

    2068. Above, our Lord had used certain considerations to console his disciples over his leaving and against the persecutions and tribulations that would come upon them. Here he amplifies these considerations more clearly. First, he explains the considerations he gave before; and secondly, we see the effect of this explanation on the disciples (v. 29).

    If we pay close attention to what was said in the previous two chapters, we can see that our Lord aimed at consoling his disciples against two things: his own leaving them, and the tribulations that would come upon them. But he here explains these...

  8. CHAPTER 17
    (pp. 167-197)

    2177. Above, our Lord consoled his disciples by example and encouragement; here he comforts them by his prayer. In this prayer he does three things: first, he prays for himself; secondly, for the group of the disciples (v. 6); thirdly, for all the faithful (v. 20). He does three things with the first: first, he makes his request; secondly, he states the fruit of this request, that the Son may glorify you; thirdly, he mentions why his request deserves to be heard (v. 4). In regard to the first point: first, we see the order he followed in his prayer;...

  9. CHAPTER 18
    (pp. 198-225)

    2271. Before his passion, as we saw above, our Lord prepared his disciples in many ways: teaching them by his example, comforting them with his words, and aiding them by his prayers. Now the Evangelist begins the history of the passion: first, he sets forth the mystery of the passion; secondly, the glory of the resurrection (20:1).

    Christ’s passion was effected partly by the Jews, and partly by the Gentiles.² Thus, he first describes what Christ suffered from the Jews; secondly, what he suffered from the Gentiles (19:1). He does three things regarding the first: he shows how our Lord...

  10. CHAPTER 19
    (pp. 226-251)

    2371. Above, the Evangelist gave us an account of what Christ suffered from the Jews; here he describes what in particular he endured from the Gentiles. He suffered three things, as he had predicted: “They will deliver him to the Gentiles, to be mocked and scourged and crucified” (Matt 20:19). First, he deals with the scourging of Christ; secondly, with his mockery (v. 2); and thirdly, with his crucifixion (v. 4).

    2372. He says, Then, after all their shouting, Pilate took Jesus and scourged him, not with his own hands, but using his soldiers. He did this hoping that the...

  11. CHAPTER 20
    (pp. 252-281)

    2470. Having related the mysteries of the passion of Christ, the Evangelist now speaks of the resurrection. First, he says the resurrection was made known to certain women; secondly, to the disciples (v. 19). The revelation of Christ’s resurrection to the women went in stages: first, there is the open tomb; secondly, the appearance of the angel (v. 11); thirdly, the sight of Christ (v. 14). In regard to the first, he first mentions the sight of the open tomb; secondly, this news is reported to the disciples (v. 2); and thirdly, they see for themselves (v. 3).

    2471. Four...

  12. CHAPTER 21
    (pp. 282-308)

    2569. The Evangelist has just told of two appearances of Christ to his disciples. Now he mentions a third appearance. If we consider the order and purpose of these appearances, it is evident that the first showed Christ’s divine authority by his breathing the Holy Spirit upon them; the second showed that he was the same person as before, since he let them view his wounds; and the third showed the reality of his risen human nature, for he ate with them.

    There are two parts in this. The Evangelist first mentions Christ’s dealing with a group of the disciples;...

  13. CUMULATIVE INDEX
    (pp. 309-318)
  14. Back Matter
    (pp. 319-320)