Commentary on the Gospel of John, Chapters 6-12
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: The Catholic University of America Press
Series: Thomas Aquinas in Translation
Abbreviations for Patristic and Medieval Sources
838. The Evangelist has presented the teaching of Christ on the spiritual life, by which he gives life to those who are born again. He now tells us of the spiritual food by which Christ sustains those to whom he has given life. First, he describes a visible miracle, in which Christ...
1010. After our Lord considered the spiritual life and its food, he now treats of his instruction or teaching, which, as mentioned above, is necessary for those who are spiritually reborn. First, he shows the origin of his teaching; secondly, its usefulness (chap. 8 and onwards)....
1118. After having treated of the origin of the doctrine of Christ, the Evangelist here considers its power. Now the doctrine of Christ has the power both to enlighten and to give life, because his words are spirit and life. So first, he treats of the power of Christ’s doctrine to enlighten...
1293. After showing the enlightening power of his teaching by his own words [cf. 1118], our Lord confirms this by his action, when he gives sight to one physically blind. In regard to this three things are presented: first, the man’s infirmity; secondly, his healing (v. 6); thirdly...
1364. After our Lord showed that his teaching had power to enlighten, he here shows that he has power to give life. First, he shows this by word; secondly, by a miracle (chap 11). Concerning the first he does three things. First, he shows that he has life-giving power; secondly...
1471. Above, our Lord shows his life-giving power by word; here he confirms it with a miracle, by raising Lazarus from the dead. First, we see the illness of Lazarus; secondly, his being raised from the dead (v. 6); and thirdly, the effect this produced (v. 45). The Evangelist does...
1589. So far the Evangelist has been showing the power of Christ’s divinity by what he did and taught during his public life. Now he begins to show the power of his divinity as manifested in his passion and death....