The Resource Commentary on the Gospel according to John, Books 13-32, translated by Ronald E. Heine

Commentary on the Gospel according to John, Books 13-32, translated by Ronald E. Heine

Label
Commentary on the Gospel according to John, Books 13-32
Title
Commentary on the Gospel according to John
Title number
Books 13-32
Statement of responsibility
translated by Ronald E. Heine
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
This volume contains what remains of Books 13-32 of Origen's Commentary on the Gospel according to John, and thus completes the publication of the first full English translation of this work that stands as the beginning of Christian scriptural exegesis. Ronald Heine introduces his translation with a discussion of the times and circumstances within which the commentary was composed. He also provides a survey of the major theological questions with which the commentary is concerned. These include Origen's thought on the nature of God, the person and work of Christ, his relation to the Father and to the created order, his teaching on the Holy Spirit, the Resurrection, and eschatology, and his ideas on the devil. Beginning with the conversation between Christ and the Samaritan woman at the well and ending with Christ's discourse to his disciples at the Last Supper, the commentary displays Origen's attention to the literal meaning of the passages but moves beyond them to try to grasp their spiritual significance, providing us with the opportunity to examine Origen's mystical thought. Origen also refutes the Gnostic reading of the Gospel presented by Heracleon, but this polemic is subordinate to his own investigation of the theological, philosophical, historical, and etymological questions raised by the Gospel. Because it treats many of the same passages of the Gospel of St. John for which St. Augustine provides a commentary in The Fathers of the Church, volume 88, this volume provides a worthy companion to it and invites a comparison of the thoughts of these two great exegetes upon what both regarded as the greatest of the Gospels. -- Provided by publisher
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Cataloging source
E7B
Index
index present
LC call number
BR60.F3
LC item number
O69
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The fathers of the church : a new translation
Series volume
v. 89
Label
Commentary on the Gospel according to John, Books 13-32, translated by Ronald E. Heine
Publication
Note
First paperback reprint
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages ix-xii) and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn647919890
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 436 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813211893
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b32223870
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)647919890
  • pebcs0813211891

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