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Paraphrase on John

Paraphrase on John: Volume 46

General Editor Robert D. Sider
translated and annotated by Jane E. Phillips
Volume: 46
Copyright Date: 1991
Pages: 371
https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.3138/j.ctt2tts6v
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    Paraphrase on John
    Book Description:

    Like Augustine in the City of God, Erasmus attempts to define the relationship between the two worlds in which the Christian lives - the heavenly and the spiritual, and the earthly and physical.

    eISBN: 978-1-4426-7767-8
    Subjects: History, Philosophy, Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. Preface
    (pp. ix-x)
    Robert D. Sider
  4. Translator’s Note
    (pp. xi-xvi)
    Jane E. Phillips
  5. Paraphrase on John / Paraphrasis in Joannem
    (pp. 1-225)

    When I undertook last year to make a paraphrase on St Matthew’s Gospel,² most honourable Prince Ferdinand, it was more on the authority of his Eminence Matthew, cardinal of Sion,³ than from any resolve of my own, partly because the very grandeur of the work inspired a certain awe that deterred my mind from approaching it, and partly because I was in any case fully conscious of my own inadequacy, and there were many difficulties of different kinds to dissuade me from the attempt. I then thought that in this class of composition I had done all I ever should....

  6. ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAM, TO THE PIOUS READER, GREETING
    (pp. 226-228)

    Certainly the whole gospel teaching, the whole life of Christ, breathes a new and marvellous love, but no one expresses this more than John the Evangelist, who, just as he was especially loved by the one who is eternal love, likewise speaks nothing else, breathes nothing else, than pure love, whether one reads his Gospel or his Epistles. This is of course the Christian love which teaches in brief whatever is taught in all the volumes of the Old Testament, all the books of the philosophers, all human laws; this is the love that of its own accord brings with...

  7. Notes
    (pp. 229-348)
  8. THE SEQUENCE AND DATES OF THE PUBLICATION OF THE PARAPHRASES
    (pp. 350-350)
  9. WORKS FREQUENTLY CITED
    (pp. 351-352)
  10. SHORT-TITLE FORMS FOR ERASMUS’ WORKS
    (pp. 353-356)
  11. Index of Scriptural Passages Cited
    (pp. 357-364)
  12. Index of Greek and Latin Words Cited
    (pp. 365-366)
  13. General Index
    (pp. 367-371)