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Commentary on the Gospel According to John, Books 13-32


Publication Year: 2012

Published by: The Catholic University of America Press

Cover, Title page, copyright

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pp. i-iv


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p. v-v


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p. vi-vi

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pp. vii-viii

It is one of the strange quirks of scholarship that this earliest of all preserved Christian commentaries on a book of the New Testament has never previously been translated into English in its entirety. In the nineteenth century A. Menzies translated ...

Selected Bibliography

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pp. ix-xii

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pp. 3-65

This volume contains what remains of Books 13-32 of Origen's Commentary on John.1 The Commentary on John is significant not only for studies of Origen, for which it is of central importance, but also for studies of Gnosticism,2 the history of biblical ...

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Book 13

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pp. 69-165

Perhaps it might seem to you, most pious and reverent Ambrose, that the account concerning the Samaritan woman ought not to have been broken off so that part of it is in the twelfth volume and the rest in the thirteenth. (2) But when we saw

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Book 19

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pp. 166-204

If the statement that says, "And you know me, whence I am,"2 and the one that declares, ''You know neither me nor my Father," were addressed to the same people, they would obviously appear to be contradictory. But, as it is, the ...

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Book 20

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pp. 205-291

O, Ambrose, most devout and zealous for learning in the Lord, as we dictate the twentieth book on the Gospel according to John, we pray that we may receive thoughts that are full and solid, so to speak, and that have nothing hollow about them, from the fullness ...

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Book 28

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pp. 292-341

Those who investigate the natures of numbers have said that six is the first perfect number, being equal to its own parts, both from the combination of what is doubled from the unit, one and two, which is three, a prime number, and the doubling of the number arrived at, now I mean ...

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Book 32

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pp. 342-417

Since we are being prosperously guided by God through Jesus Christ, let us continue walking the great way of the Gospel, which is also a living way for us,1if we may both2 know and travel it so that we come even to its end. (2) Now, however, let us ...


Index of Proper Names

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pp. 421-426

Index of Holy Scripture

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pp. 427-436

E-ISBN-13: 9780813211893
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813214658

Page Count: 448
Publication Year: 2012

Series Title: The Fathers of the church ;