The Gospel According to John



Introduction to the Gospel of John From the New American Bible

Pages courtesy of Prof. Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D., Loyola Institute for Spirituality in Orange, CA
  • Various Outlines of the Fourth Gospel
  • Contrasts between John and the Synoptics
  • "Amen, Amen" Sayings in the Fourth Gospel
  • The Fourth Gospel: "Signs" and "Believing"
  • Women in the Fourth Gospel
  • "The Jews" in the Fourth Gospel
  • "I AM" Sayings in the Fourth Gospel
  • Art and Images related to John's Gospel
  • Archaeology and Geography related to the Gospel of John
  • Electronic Bibliography: Johannine Literature on the World Wide Web
  • The Johannine Literature Web

    Pages courtesy of Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J., University of Notre Dame
  • Spaced Out in John: Territoriality in the Fourth Gospel
  • The Sociology of Secrecy and the Fourth Gospel
  • Despising the Shame of the Cross: Honor and Shame in the Johannine Passion Narrative Semeia, 1996
  • 'My Lord and My God': The Divinity of Jesus in John's Gospel Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers, 1986

    Introduction to John By Henry Wansbrough, OSB, Oxford University Faculty of Theology

    John From the NIV Bible: author, date, purpose and emphases, and outline

    Contemporary Church Problems Illuminated by the Gospel of John By John McKinnon in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Autumn 2011

    St. John's Account of the Passion: A Reflection By Mark O'Brien OP in Compass: A Review of Topical Theology, Winter 2011

    The Gospel of John and Biblical Scholarship Podcast of presentation by New Testament scholar and Creighton professor Bruce Malina, 2010

    Temple, Sign, and Sacrament: Towards a New Perspective on the Gospel of John By Scott W. Hahn, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, in Letter & Spirit: A Journal of Catholic Biblical Theology, 2008

    Developing a Retroactive Hermeneutic: Johannine Theology and Doctrinal Development By Myk Habets in American Theological Inquiry, 2008. Scroll down to page 77

    Telling Time in the Fourth Gospel By Jerome H. Neyrey and Eric Rowe, University of Notre Dame, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2008

    Leadership Roles of Women in the Johannine Community By Peter Hongliang Xing in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2008

    The Implied Definition of the Prophet and Its Middle Platonic Trajectory in the Gospel of John By Fabien Nobilio in Neotestamentica, 2007

    The Identification and Examination of the Elements that Caused a Schism in the Johannine Community at the End of the First Century CE By Dirk van der Merwe, Department of Religious Studies, Vista University, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2007

    The Identity of the Recipients of the Fourth Gospel in the Light of the Purpose of the Gospel By Won-Ha Hwang and J. G. van der Watt, Department of New Testament Studies, University of Pretoria, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2007

    The Father and Son in the Fourth Gospel: Johannine Subordination Revisited By Christopher Cowan, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, March 2006

    The Miracle of Cana By Peter Henrici in Communio, Spring 2006

    Christ in the Theologies of Paul and John: A Study in the Diverse Unity of New Testament Theology By Frank J. Matera in Theological Studies, June 2006

    The Mother of Jesus in the Gospel of John By Merle Salazar, O.L.S.H. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2006

    The Sword of the Messiah and the Concept of Liberation in the Fourth Gospel By Cornelis Bennema in Biblica, 2005

    Pneumatology in John's Gospel By Carl Chambers in The Theologian: The Internet Journal for Integrated Theology, 2005

    Lukan and Johannine Tradition in the Quran By Vernon K. Robbins, 2005

    Witness and Friend: Symbolism Associated with John the Baptiser By Mary L. Coloe

    The Gospel of John and the Dead Sea Scrolls By Harold Attridge at the Hebrew University's Center for the Study of Christianity, January 2004

    John and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Recent Perspectives on Johannine Dualism and its Background By Jorg Frey at the Hebrew University's Center for the Study of Christianity, January 2004

    An Asian Reading of the Gospel According to John By Sebastian Painadath, S.J. in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2004

    "The End Is Where We Start From": Afterlife in the Fourth Gospel By Mary L. Coloe

    Honour and Shame as Key Concepts in Chrysostom's Exegesis of the Gospel of John By H.F. Stander, Department of Ancient Languages, University of Pretoria, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2003

    Logos and Tao: Johannine Christology and a Taoist Perspective By Joseph H. Wong in Path, 2003

    "Love for Love": Conceptual Unity and Idiomatic Difference in the Johannine Tradition By R. J. Hoffmann in Quodlibet Online Journal of Christian Theology and Philosophy, November 2002

    Semiotic Behaviour in Luke and John By Richard L Rohrbaugh, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2002

    Spaced Out: "Territoriality" in the Fourth Gospel By Jerome H. Neyrey, University of Notre Dame, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2002

    John and the Future of the Nations By Eckhard J. Schnabel in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2002

    Religious Intolerance, Bach, St. John's Passion By Christopher M. Leighton in SIDIC Periodical, 2001-2002

    Jesus in Conflict: History and Theology in John 5-12 By Johannes Beutler in SIDIC Periodical, 2001-2002

    The Gospel of John and Christian Anti-Judaism By Paula Fredriksen in SIDIC Periodical, 2001-2002

    Perspectives on Bach's St. John Passion and the Jews By Michael Marissen in SIDIC Periodical, 2001-2002

    Notes on Bach's Music and a Statement of our Purpose By Tom Hall in SIDIC Periodical, 2001-2002

    Building a Dialogue Community By James F. Moore in SIDIC Periodical, 2001-2002

    The Fourth Gospel at the Service of Praise By Yves Simoens in SIDIC Periodical, 2002

    Mark, John, and Answerability: Aspects of Interfluentiality Between the Second and Fourth Gospels By Paul N. Anderson, George Fox University, 2001

    Jesus the Way, the Cross, and the World according to the Gospel of John By Craig R. Koester, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota in Word & World, Fall 2001

    Our Serpent of Salvation: The Offense of Jesus in John's Gospel By Ronald F. Marshall in Word & World, Fall 2001

    Recent Views of John's Gospel By Udo Schnelle in Word & World, Fall 2001

    What Is the Gospel of John? By Marianne Meye Thompson in Word & World, Fall 2001

    The Implied Ethics of the Fourth Gospel: A Reinterpretationof the Decalogue By Jey J. Kanagaraj, Union Biblical Seminary, India, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2001

    Households of Faith (Jn 4::46-54; 11: 1-44): A Metaphor for the Johannine Community By Mary Coloe, Pacifica, October 2000

    Jesus' Jewishness in the Fourth Gospel: An Antidote to Anti-Judaism? By Raimo Hakola, University of Helsinki. Presented to the SBL Johannine Literature Section, November 2000

    Wrestling with Johannine Anti-Judaism: A Hermeneutical Framework for the Analysis of the Current Debate By R. Bieringer, D. Pollefeyt, F. Vandecasteele-Vanneuville in The Bible and Interpretation, 2000

    The Legend of the Beloved Disciple By Tom Thatcher, Cincinnati Bible Seminary, 2000

    The Politics of the Johannine Drama By Colleen M. Conway. Presented to the SBL Johannine Literature Section, November 2000

    Intertextuality and the Relationship Between John and the Synoptics By Mark A. Matson, Milligan College, 2000

    Mary Magdalene and the Disciple Jesus Loved By Esther A. de Boer in Lectio Difficilior, a European E-Journal for Feminist Exegesis, 2000

    Judas Game: The Biology of Combat in the Gospel of John By Lyle Eslinger, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 2000

    Between Tradition and Literary Art: The Miracle Tradition in the Fourth Gospel By M. Labahn in Biblica, 1999

    The Church in the Gospel of John By D. Kim in Tyndale Bulletin, 1999

    Johannine Understanding of Mission By Joe Kallarangatt in Third Millenium, October-December 1999

    Relational Language in John 14-16: Implications for the Doctrine of the Trinity By Harold F. Carl, Ph.D., Chaplain, Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA, in The Global Journal of Classical Theology, 1999

    The Holy Spirit as Paraclete: The Gift of John's Gospel By Raymond E. Brown, S.S. in Scripture from Scratch, May 1998

    Discipleship in John: Four Profiles By Mark F.Whitters, Catholic University of America, in Word & World, Fall 1998

    Jesus as Rabbi in the Fourth Gospel By Andreas J. Kostenberger in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1998

    Eucharistic Symbolism in the Gospel of John By David E. Fredrickson, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, Winter 1997

    Is John's Gospel Anti-Semitic? By Glenn Balfour in Tyndale Bulletin, 1997

    The Enigma of the Fourth Gospel: Another Look By David Wenham in Tyndale Bulletin, 1997

    Jesus the King, Merkabah Mysticism, and the Gospel of John By Jey J. Kanagaraj, Head of Biblical Studies Department, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1996

    The Composition of John By Henry Wansbrough, OSB, Oxford University Faculty of Theology, 1995

    Johannine Christology By Henry Wansbrough, OSB, Oxford University Faculty of Theology, 1995

    The Jewishness of John's Use of the Scriptures in John 6:31 and 7:37-8 By Glenn Balfour, Notingham University, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1995

    The Seventh Johannine Sign: A Study in John's Christology By Andreas J. Kostenberger in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1995

    The Fourth Gospel--An Appeal to Jews By Stephen Motyer, London University 1993 dissertation summary, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1994

    The Promise of Life in the Gospel of John By Paul S. Minear in Theology Today, January 1993

    The Farewell Discourse of the Evangelist John and Its Jewish Heritage By Ernst Bammel, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1993

    The Passion and Resurrection According to John By Craig R. Koester, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota in Word & World, 1991

    Signs and Faith in the Fourth Gospel By Marianne M. Thompson in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1991

    Some Recent Trends in the Study of John By Barnabus Lindars in The Way, 1990

    New Birth as a New People: Spirituality and Community in the Fourth Gospel By Gail R. O'Day, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, in Word & World, 1988

    Born Anew By Sandra M. Schneiders in Theology Today, July 1987

    The Holy Spirit's Ministry in the Fourth Gospel By Walt Russell, Grace Theological Journal, 1987

    The Gospel of John and the Dead Sea Scrolls By Harold Attridge

    Bethany Beyond the Jordan (John 1:28). Topography, Theology and History in the Fourth Gospel By Rainer Riesner, University of Tübingen, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1987

    Understanding Misunderstandings in the Fourth Gospel By Donald A. Carson, Associate Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1982

    Sacramental Symbolism and Physical Imagery in the Gospel of John By R. Wade Paschal, Jr., Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1981

    Johannine Mysticism By James McPolin in The Way, 1978

    Johannine Communities behind the Fourth Gospel: Georg Richter's Analysis By A. J. Mattill, Jr., in Theological Studies, June 1977

    History and Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel By Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM, 1976

    Soteriology in the Gospel of John By George Allen Turner in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1976

    Symbolism and the Sacramental Principle in the Fourth Gospel By Sandra M. Schneiders, IHM, 1975

    Merrill C. Tenney, Topics from the Gospel of John:
    Part I: The Person of the Father Bibliotheca Sacra, Jan. 1975
    Part II: The Meaning of the Signs Bibliotheca Sacra, April 1975
    Part III: The Meaning of "Witness" in John Bibliotheca Sacra, July 1975

    Roles of Women in the Fourth Gospel By Raymond E. Brown in Theological Studies, December 1975

    The Vision of God in Philo and John: A Comparative Study By Donald A. Hagner, Ph.D., in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Spring 1971

    New Light on the Fourth Gospel By S. S. Smalley in Tyndale Bulletin, 1966

    Believing and Knowing in the Fourth Gospel By James Gaffney in Theological Studies, June 1965

    Merrill C. Tenney, Literary Keys to the Fourth Gospel:
    I. The Symphonic Structure of John Bibliotheca Sacra, 1963
    II. The Authori's Testimony to Himself Bibliotheca Sacra, July 1963
    III. The Old Testament and the Fourth Gospel Bibliotheca Sacra, Oct. 1963
    IV. The Imagery of John Bibliotheca Sacra, Jan. 1964

    The Johannine Sacramentary Reconsidered By Raymond E. Brown in Theological Studies, June 1962

    The Text Tradition of Chrysostom's Commentary on John By Paul W. Harkins in Theological Studies, September 1958

    The Relationship of Love to Faith in St. John By Thomas Barrosse in Theological Studies, December 1957

    Papyrus Bodmer II: An Early Codex of St. John By Edgar R. Smothers in Theological Studies, September 1957

    Jesus and Mary at Cana: Separation or Association By Christian P. Ceroke in Theological Studies, March 1956

    The Origin of the Fourth Gospel By Robert McQueen Grant in Journal of Biblical Literature, December 1950

    Did Saint Ignatius of Antioch Know the Fourth Gospel? By Walter J. Burghardt, SJ in Theological Studies, June 1940

    Did Saint Ignatius of Antioch Know the Fourth Gospel? By Walter J. Burghardt in Theological Studies, March 1940

    Gospel of St. John By Leopold Fonck, The Catholic Encyclopedia, 1910

    Commentary on the Gospel of John By St. Thomas Aquinas

    Commentary on the Gospel of John By the Father of the Church Origen

    Interpretation or Comment on the Gospel According to John By the Father of the Church St. Cyril of Alexandria

    Mary Magdalene: Author of the Fourth Gospel? By Ramon K. Jusino, M.A. Includes related links and reaction from theologians

    The Gospel of John By Robert M. Grant. Chapter 11 of A Historical Introduction to the New Testament

    The Gospel of John By Richard Heard. Chapter 10 of An Introduction to the New Testament

    John By William Barclay. Chapter 3 of Many Witnesses, One Lord

    Narrative Movement in the Gospel of John Part of James Tabor 's "Jewish-Roman World of Jesus" web site

    The Gospel of John Book by United Methodist Bishop William R. Cannon, formerly Professor of Church History and then Dean of Chandler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta

    John 1-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 1 Chapter 1 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    The Prologue to the Fourth Gospel (John 1:1-18) Courtesy of Prof. Felix Just, S.J.. Includes a presentation of the chiastic structure of the Prologue

    The Structure of the Johannine Prologue and Genesis 1 By Mary Coloe, PBVM

    An Exegetical Study of The Prologue of John (John 1:1-18) By Richard Van Egmond in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, vol 4, 2001

    Spirit-Baptism in the Fourth Gospel. A Messianic Reading of John 1,33 By Cornelis Bennema, Biblica, 2003

    The Baptisms of John and Jesus: An Exegesis of John 1:19-34 By Lloyd Lee Wilson in Quaker Theology, Winter 2007

    The Children of God and the Glory that John 1:14 Saw By Gordon D. Kirchhevel in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1996

    Surely the Lord is in This Place: Blessing in the World By Marie-Eloise Rosenblatt in The Way, 1990

    Who Is 'Full of Grace and Truth' in the Ws Text of John 1:14? By J. Bruce Prior in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2001

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 1:1-18 the Eternal Word becomes flesh
    John 1:19-28 the witness of John the Baptist
    John 1:29-34 the Lamb of God
    John 1:35-42 the first disciples of Jesus
    John 1:43-51 skeptical Nathaniel becomes a disciple

    The Commentary of Theodore of Mopsuestia on John 1:46-51 By John L. McKenzie in Theological Studies, March 1953

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 1 of John: Homily 2 -- Homily 3 -- Homily 4 -- Homily 5 -- Homily 6 -- Homily 7 -- Homily 8 -- Homily 9 -- Homily 10 -- Homily 11 -- Homily 12 -- Homily 13 -- Homily 14 -- Homily 15 -- Homily 16 -- Homily 17 -- Homily 18 -- Homily 19 -- Homily 20 -- Homily 21

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 1 of John: Tractate 1 -- Tractate 2 -- Tractate 3 -- Tractate 4 -- Tractate 5 -- Tractate 6 -- Tractate 7

    John 2-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 2 Chapter 2 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 2:1-12 Jesus makes water into wine at Cana wedding feast
    John 2:13-25 Jesus at Passover cleanses the temple

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 2 of John: Homily 22 -- Homily 23 -- Homily 24

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 2 of John: Tractate 8 -- Tractate 9 -- Tractate 10 -- Tractate 11

    John 3-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 3 Chapter 3 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Whence and Whither: A Narrative Perspective on Birth a!nwqen (John 3,3-8) By Karl Olav Sandnes in Biblica, 2004

    For God Did Not So Love the Whole World -- Only Israel! John 3:16 Revisited By J.E. Botha and P.A. Rousseau in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2005

    The Globalization of Biblical Interpretation A Test Case--John 3-4 By Craig L. Blomberg in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 1995

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 3:1-7 Nicodemus, a secret disciple of Jesus
    John 3:7-15 "You must be born anew"
    John 3:16-21 God's love and judgment
    John 3:22-30 the final witness of John the Baptist
    John 3:31-36 the One sent from heaven

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 3 of John: Homily 25 -- Homily 26 -- Homily 27 -- Homily 28 -- Homily 29 -- Homily 30 -- Homily 31

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 3 of John: Tractate 12 -- Tractate 13 -- Tractate 14

    John 4-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 4 Chapter 4 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Women in the Mission of the Church: An Interpretation of John 4 By Rekha Chennattu, RA, February 2002

    Jesus and the Samaritan Woman (Jn 4:1-42) By Gerardo Daniel Ramos, SCJ, in Vidyajyoti Journal of Theological Reflection, January 2009

    John 4. 1-42 From the Anglican Consultations, Bangalore 2003

    Mission From the Heart of the Church - Water, Worship, and Harvest (Jn 4:1-42) By Thomas J. Ascheman, SVD, to participants of the Ishvani Kendra Silver Jubilee Colloquium, October 2001

    What's Wrong With This Picture? John 4, Cultural Stereotypes of Women, and Public and Private Space By Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J. in Biblical Theology Bulletin, 1994

    The Wooing of the Woman at the Well: Jesus, the Reader and Reader-Response Criticism By Lyle Eslinger, Journal of Literature & Theology, September 1987

    Jesus Asks the Samaritan Woman for a Drink: A Dalit Feminist Reading of John 4 By Surekha Nelavala in lectio difficilior, 2007

    John 4: Jesus and the Samaritan Woman at the Well Interactive computer lessons written and designed by David Landry

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 4:1-42 Jesus offers the Samaritan woman living water
    John 4:43-54 Jesus heals son of official at Capernaum

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 4 of John: Homily 32 -- Homily 33 -- Homily 34 -- Homily 35 -- Homily 36

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 4 of John: Tractate 15 -- Tractate 16

    John 5-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 5 Chapter 5 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    He Has Given to the Son To Have Life in Himself (John 5,26) By Urban C. von Wahlde, Biblica, 2004

    Power in the Pool: The Healing of the Man at Bethesda and Jesus' Violation of the Sabbath (Jn. 5:1--18) Steven M. Bryan, Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology, Addis Ababa, in Tyndale Bulletin, 2003

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 5:1-16 Jesus heals lame man at pool of Bethzatha
    John 5:17-30 Jesus' first discourse on Father-Son relationship
    John 5:31-47 Jesus answers the chages of his opponents

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 5 of John: Homily 37 -- Homily 38 -- Homily 39 -- Homily 40 -- Homily 41

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 5 of John: Tractate 17 -- Tractate 18 -- Tractate 19 -- Tractate 20 -- Tractate 21 -- Tractate 22 -- Tractate 23

    John 6-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 6 Chapter 6 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts in Context: John 6:1-71--The Bread Which Gives Life to the World By Paul S. Berge, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in Word & World, 1985

    The Confession of Peter According to John 6:69 By William R. Domeris, Senior Lecturer, Religious Studies Department, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, in Tyndale Bulletin, 1993

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 6:1-15 Jesus feeds 5000 by multiplying five loaves & two fish
    John 6:16-21 Jesus walks on the Sea of Galilee to the disciples' boat
    John 6:22-29 the crowds at Galilee seek out Jesus
    John 6:30-35 Galileans want a sign from Jesus
    John 6:35-40 Jesus offers himself as the "bread of life"
    John 6:41-51 Galileans upset with Jesus' teaching on "bread of life"
    John 6:52-59 Jesus' radical teaching in Capernaum synagogue
    John 6:60-69 Jesus challenges disciples to believe his teaching

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 6 of John: Homily 42 -- Homily 43 -- Homily 44 -- Homily 45 -- Homily 46 -- Homily 47

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 6 of John: Tractate 24 -- Tractate 25 -- Tractate 26 -- Tractate 27

    John 7-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 7 Chapter 7 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    The Trials (Forensic) and Tribulations (Honor Challenges) of Jesus: John 7 in Social Science Perspective By Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J. in Biblical Theology Bulletin, 1996

    Liar Liar and 'This Woman' in John 7:1--8:59: From Rhetorical Analysis to Intertextual Reading By Jeffrey L. Staley at the 1999 Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 7:1-30 Jesus' confronted on Feast of Tabernacles
    John 7:31-39 Jesus offers "rivers of living water" to those who thirst
    John 7:40-53 reactions to Jesus

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 7 of John: Homily 48 -- Homily 49 -- Homily 50 -- Homily 51 -- Homily 52

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 7 of John: Tractate 28 -- Tractate 29 -- Tractate 30 -- Tractate 31 -- Tractate 32 -- Tractate 33

    John 8-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 8 Chapter 8 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Jesus and the Adulteress By A. Watson in Biblica, 1999

    The Woman Caught in Adultery By Jack Mahoney SJ in Thinking Faith: The Online Journal of the English Jesuits, March 2010

    Like Father, Like Son: The Role of Abraham in Tabernacles -- John 8:31-59 By Mary Coloe, Pacifica, Feb 1999

    Re-Thinking the Traditions: Reading John 8 and Exodus 3 Together after the Shoah. Introduction By James F. Moore in SIDIC Periodical, 2001-2002

    Wrestling with God and the Devil By Steven Leonard Jacobs in SIDIC Periodical, 2001-2002

    Facing the Holy Whole: Reading John 8 with Chastened Eyes By Henry F. Knight in SIDIC Periodical, 2001-2002

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 8:1-11 woman caught in adultery
    John 8:12-20 Jesus' claim to be "the light of the world"
    John 8:21-30 fatal imcomprehension
    John 8:31-42 true discipleship, freedom and slavery
    John 8:43-50 children of the devil
    John 8:51-59 Jesus is greater than Abraham

    “Men, A Woman, Jesus, Sin” John 7:53-8:11 By Columban Sister Jaeng Ae Yoon in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2000

    Reading with Your Soul: A Cross Cultural Reading of Mark 14:26-16:8 and John 8:1-11 By John M. Prior, SVD in East Asian Pastoral Review, 2009

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 8 of John: Homily 53 -- Homily 54 -- Homily 55

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 8 of John: Tractate 34 -- Tractate 35 -- Tractate 36 -- Tractate 37 -- Tractate 38 -- Tractate 39 -- Tractate 40 -- Tractate 41 -- Tractate 42 -- Tractate 43

    John 9-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 9 Chapter 9 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    John 9: Historical intertexture By Vernon K. Robbins, The Tapestry of Early Christian Discourse: Rhetoric, Society and Ideology, 1996

    Did Jesus Allow for Reincarnation? Assessing the Syntax of John 9:3-4 By Michael S. Heiser, Ph.D., Academic Editor, Logos Bible Software, in Scandinavian Evangelical E-Journal for New Testament Studies, 2010

    A Comprehensive Reading of John 9: A Socio-Rhetorial Perspective of Discipleship in the Gospel of John Thesis by Barhatulirhwa Vincent Muderhwa, 2008

    Jesus or Moses? On How to Know the Manifestation of God in John 9:24-41 Thesis by Barhatulirwa Vincent Muderhwa, 2005

    Text and meditation by Don Schwager:
    John 9:1-41 Jesus heals the blind man at Pool of Siloam

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 9 of John: Homily 56 -- Homily 57 -- Homily 58 -- Homily 59

    St. Augustine, Tractate on Chapter 9 of John: Tractate 44

    John 10-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 10 Chapter 10 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    The 'Noble' Shepherd in John 10: Cultural And Rhetorical Background By Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J. in Journal of Biblical Literature, 2001

    Jesus the Good Shepherd Who Will Also Bring Other Sheep (John 10:16): The Old Testament Background of a Familiar Metaphor By Andreas J. Kostenberger in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2002

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 10:1-10 Jesus' parable of the shepherd and the thieves
    John 10:11-21Jesus the Good Shepherd
    John 10:22-30 Jesus claims equality with the Father
    John 10:31-42 Jesus answers charge of blasphemy

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 10 of John: Homily 60 -- Homily 61

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 10 of John: Tractate 45 -- Tractate 46 -- Tractate 47 -- Tractate 48

    John 11-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 11 Chapter 11 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 11:1-44 Jesus raises Lazarus from the tomb
    John 11:45-57 chief priests take counsel to arrest Jesus

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 11 of John: Homily 62 -- Homily 63 -- Homily 64 -- Homily 65

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 11 of John: Tractate 49 -- Tractate 50

    John 12-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 12 Chapter 12 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Characterization of the Greeks in John 12 By Elizabeth Danna presented at the 1999 Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 12:1-11 Mary anoints Jesus at Bethany
    John 12:12-19 Jesus enters Jerusalem as Messianic King
    John 12:20-26 the coming of Jesus' hour
    John 12:27-43 the voice from heaven
    John 12:44-50 Jesus came to save the world

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 12 of John: Homily 66 -- Homily 67 -- Homily 68 -- Homily 69

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 12 of John: Tractate 51 -- Tractate 52 -- Tractate 53 -- Tractate 54

    John 13-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 13 Chapter 13 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Bye-Word: A 'Soul Reading' of Jesus' Farewell Discourse (John 13-17) By Michael Willett Newheart presented at the 1999 Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature

    The Footwashing in John 13:6-11: Transformation Ritual or Ceremony? By Jerome H. Neyrey, S.J

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 13:1-17 Jesus washes his disciples feet
    John 13:18-20 Jesus foretells his betrayal
    John 13:21-30 betrayal and faltering loyalty
    John 13:31-38 Jesus' farewell command

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 13 of John: Homily 70 -- Homily 71 -- Homily 72 -- Homily 73

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 13 of John: Tractate 55 -- Tractate 56 -- Tractate 57 -- Tractate 58 -- Tractate 59 -- Tractate 60 -- Tractate 61 -- Tractate 62 -- Tractate 63 -- Tractate 64 -- Tractate 65 -- Tractate 66

    John 14-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 14 Chapter 14 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    The Eschatological Temple in John 14 By Steven M. Bryan in Bulletin for Biblical Research, 2005

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 14:1-20 Jesus' last summer discourse: way to glory
    John 14:21-22 last supper discourse: way to fellowship
    John 14:23-26 last suppr discourse: way to fellowship
    John 14:27-31 last supper discourse: promise of Holy Spirit

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 14 of John: Homily 74 -- Homily 75 -- Homily 76

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 14 of John: Tractate 67 -- Tractate 68 -- Tractate 69 -- Tractate 70 -- Tractate 71 -- Tractate 72 -- Tractate 73 -- Tractate 74 -- Tractate 75 -- Tractate 76 -- Tractate 77 -- Tractate 78 -- Tractate 79

    John 15-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 15 Chapter 15 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    The Unfruitful Branches in John 15 By Charles R. Smith, Grace Journal, 1968

    Was There Another Vine? Questions on John 15:1a By Dr Mary Coloe PBVM. professor of New Testament Studies at St Paul's Theological College and the School of Theology, Australian Catholic University, Brisbane

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 15:1-8 parable of the vine and branches
    John 15:9-11 last supper discourse: abiding in love
    John 15:12-17 Jesus' commandment of love
    John 15:18-25 Jesus' discour on hatred of the world
    John 15:26-16:4 the Counselor will bear witness to Jesus

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homily on Chapter 15 of John: Homily 77

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 15 of John: Tractate 80 -- Tractate 81 -- Tractate 82 -- Tractate 83 -- Tractate 84 -- Tractate 85 -- Tractate 86 -- Tractate 87 -- Tractate 88 -- Tractate 89 -- Tractate 90 -- Tractate 91 -- Tractate 92

    John 16-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 16 Chapter 16 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 16:5-11 the worl of the Holy Spirit
    John 16:12-22 the Spirit of truth
    John 16:23-28 direct access to the Father
    John 16:29-33 Jesus has overcome the world

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 16 of John: Homily 78 -- Homily 79

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 16 of John: Tractate 93 -- Tractate 94 -- Tractate 95 -- Tractate 96 -- Tractate 97 -- Tractate 98 -- Tractate 99 -- Tractate 100 -- Tractate 101 -- Tractate 102 -- Tractate 103

    John 17-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 17 Chapter 17 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Contextualization: To Know and Make Known God and Jesus Christ…Through Many Types of Logic Marlene Enns in Common Ground Journal, Spring 2009. Scroll down to page 90

    The Structure of John 17 By C H Wong, University of Pretoria, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2006

    The Exposition of John 17:6-8: An Exegetical Exercise By D.G. van der Merwe, Department of Religious Studies, Vista University, in HTS Teologiese Studies / Theological Studies, 2003

    The People of God: Its Unity and Its Glory The Father George Florovsky Memorial Lecture by Constantine Scouteris. A discussion of John 17:17-24 in the light of patristic thought

    The Interpretation of the Revelatory Events in John 17:24-26: An Exegetical Exercise By D J van der Merwe, Universiteit van Suid-Afrika, in Verbum et Ecclesia, 2004

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 17:1-11 the glory of the cross
    John 17:12-26 Jesus' prayer for his disciples

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 17 of John: Homily 80 -- Homily 81 -- Homily 82

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 17 of John: Tractate 104 -- Tractate 105 -- Tractate 106 -- Tractate 107 -- Tractate 108 -- Tractate 109 -- Tractate 110 -- Tractate 111

    John 18-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 18 Chapter 18 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    The Arrest By Donald Senior, C.P. Commentary on John 18:1-11

    In the Courtyard of the High Priest By Donald Senior, C.P. Commentary on John 18:12-27

    Jesus Before Pilate By Donald Senior, C.P. Commentary on John 18:28:40

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 18:1-11 Jesus' arrest in the Garden
    John 18:12-27 Jesus' trial and Peter's denial
    John 18:28-40 Jesus before Pilate

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 18 of John: Homily 83 -- Homily 84

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 18 of John: Tractate 112 -- Tractate 113 -- Tractate 114 -- Tractate 115

    John 19-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 19 Chapter 19 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Jesus the Crucified King Commentary on John 19:1-16 by Donald Senior, C.P.

    The Lifting Up of the Son of Man By Donald Senior, C.P. Commentary on John 19:17-30

    Testimony By Donald Senior, C.P. Commentary on John 19:31-42

    Raising the Johannine Temple (John 19:19-37) By Mary Coloe. The Presidential Address delivered to the Fellowship for Biblical Studies, Melbourne, 1999

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 19:1-16 Jesus scourged & condemned
    John 19:17-22 Jesus bears his cross to Golgatha
    John 19:23-27 The gamblers and the women at the cross
    John 19:28-30 Jesus dies on the cross
    John 19:31-37 Jesus' pierced side
    John 19:38-42 Jesus' burial

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homily on Chapter 19 of John: Homily 85

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 19 of John: Tractate 116 -- Tractate 117 -- Tractate 118 -- Tractate 119 -- Tractate 120

    John 20-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 20 Chapter 20 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    "As the Father Has Sent Me": Community Dialogues in John 20 By David L. Barr, Wright State University

    Seeing and Believing: The Thomas Incident (John 20:24-29) By His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios Trakatellis in the book Agape and Diakonia: Essays in Memory of Bishop Gerasimos of Abydos, 1998, Holy Cross Orthodox Press,

    Evidence that the Perfect Tense in John 20:23 and Matthew 16:19 Is Mistranslated By Julius R. Mantey in Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, 1973

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 20:1-10 the empty tomb
    John 20:11-18 Jesus appears to Mary Magdalen
    John 20:19-31 Jesus appears to the disciples

    The "Dialektos" of Origen and John 20:17 By Joseph H. Crehan in Theological Studies, September 1950

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on Chapter 20 of John: Homily 86 -- Homily 87

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 20 of John: Tractate 121 -- Tractate 122

    John 21-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Catena Aurea John 21 Chapter 21 verse-by-verse text plus commentary by Church Fathers

    Texts and meditations by Don Schwager:
    John 21:1-14 Jesus appears at the Sea of Tiberias
    John 21:15-19 Jesus commissions Peter to shepherd flock
    John 21:20-25 John bears witness to the gospel

    Commentary by St. Thomas Aquinas

    St. John Chrysostom, Homily on Chapter 21 of John: Homily 88

    St. Augustine, Tractates on Chapter 21 of John: Tractate 123 -- Tractate 124




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