skip to content
Tractates on the Gospel of John 112-24 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Tractates on the Gospel of John 112-24

Author: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©1995.
Series: Fathers of the church, v. 78, etc.
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
In this volume, which concludes John W. Rettig's translation of St. Augustine's Tractates on the Gospel of John, Augustine applies his keen insight and powers of rhetoric to the sacred text, drawing the audience into an intimate contemplation of Jesus through the course of his Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Augustine clarifies the meanings of words and phrases (often appealing to the Greek text), resolves  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Translations
Early works to 1800
Sermons Early works to 1800 Sermons Early works to 1800
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Augustine, Saint, Bishop of Hippo.
Tractates on the Gospel of John 112-24.
Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©1995
(DLC) 87018387
(OCoLC)16228079
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Augustine, Saint Bishop of Hippo.
ISBN: 0813211921 9780813211923 9780813200927 081320092X
OCLC Number: 47009078
Notes: Translation of: In Joannis evangelium tractatus.
Revised for vol. 5.
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 301 pages).
Series Title: Fathers of the church, v. 78, etc.
Other Titles: In Joannis evangelium tractatus.
Responsibility: St. Augustine ; translated by John W. Rettig.

Abstract:

In this volume, which concludes John W. Rettig's translation of St. Augustine's Tractates on the Gospel of John, Augustine applies his keen insight and powers of rhetoric to the sacred text, drawing the audience into an intimate contemplation of Jesus through the course of his Passion, Death, and Resurrection. Augustine clarifies the meanings of words and phrases (often appealing to the Greek text), resolves obscurities, and reconciles apparent contradictions. He explains the Scriptures on several levels of meaning and draws from them practical implications for the Christian life. Always evident in his teaching and exhortation is his strong desire to lead souls to a knowledge and love of God. Because the scriptural readings for Holy Week and the Octave of Easter were fixed to some extent, during the Easter Octave in A.D. 407 Augustine had to interrupt his exposition of John's Gospel after delivering the twelfth tractate. In order to maintain some continuity, he decided to preach upon the First Epistle of John. Its central theme, which Augustine saw to be caritas (Christian love), was especially appropriate at this time, for the Donatist schism had torn many away from the Church at Hippo. In the ten tractates on the First Epistle of John, Augustine develops an outline of his theology on love and explains its implications for the Mystical Body of Christ. He teaches that those who hate the members of Christ cannot truly love Christ - even if they profess otherwise, even if they were to lay down their lives for Him. In these tractates Augustine once again reveals himself as the humble and zealous pastor of souls. His words seem to radiate the very love about which he speaks, so that few ofhis listeners could accuse him of preaching what he himself did not practice.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/47009078>
library:oclcnum"47009078"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/47009078>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookFormatschema:EBook
schema:copyrightYear"1995"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"1995"
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1750206650>
schema:genre"Translations"@en
schema:genre"Early works"@en
schema:genre"Early works."@en
schema:genre"Electronic books."@en
schema:genre"Translations."@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Tractates on the Gospel of John 112-24"@en
schema:publisher
schema:url<http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt32b31p>
schema:url
schema:url<http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=47478>
schema:workExample
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.