Tractates on the Gospel of John - Vol. 5

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PROLOGUE

YOU ARE AWARE, my holy people,1. that our normal practice is to expound in discourses2. upon the Gospel according to John in the regular sequence of its readings. But because there has now been interposed the solemnity of the holy days during which it is necessary that specific readings from the Gospel be rehearsed, and as these are repeated every year so that there cannot be others,3. that sequence which we had taken up has of necessity for a little while been interrupted, not disrupted.

(2) But when I was pondering what I might discuss with you from the Scriptures throughout this week that was consonant with the joyousness of the present days and, as far as the Lord deign to bestow, something that could be finished in seven or eight days, the Epistle of the blessed John occurred to me: so that in expounding the Epistle of him whose Gospel4. we interrupted for a little while, we would not abandon him, especially since in this very Epistle, quite sweet to all for whom the heart's palate is healthy, where the bread of God has a good taste, and quite worthy of being spoken of in the Church of God, love is above all else commended. He has spoken many words and almost all are about love.5. He who has in himself that of which

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1.
On the use of an abstract substantive as subject in the place of a vocative, see Tr in Ev 1.1, note 2 (FOTC 78.41).
2.
On the technical meaning in Christian Latin of tratatus and tractare as a sermon or homily expounding a scriptural text, see FOTC 78.31-32.
3.
See the introduction where the order of the readings for Easter Week and the time of delivery of these sermons are discussed.
4.
Augustine considers John the Apostle, the Evangelist, the writer of the three epistles, the writer of the Apocalypse, and the Beloved Disciple to be one and the same person. In the De Haeresibus 30 (CCL 46.304) he mentions the Alogi as heretics who deny John's authorship of the Gospel and the Apocalypse. He also regards the First Epistle as a true epistle and as canonical; see Tr in Io Ep 7.5 and the introduction.
5.
Some codices have in the title of these tractates, De Dilectione or De Caritate, On Love. See Browne, LFC 29.1092; Dideberg, 35; and M. Comeau, "La commentaire augustinien de la 'Prima Ioannis'" in Augustinus Magister ( Paris, 1954) 1.161.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Abbreviations vii
  • Select Bibliography for Tr in Ev ix
  • Select Bibliography for Tr in Io Ep xi
  • Tractates on the Gospel of John 112-24 1
  • Tractate 112 on John 18.1-12 3
  • Tractate 113 on John 18.13-27 9
  • Tractate 114 on John 18.28-32 16
  • Tractate 115 on John 18.33-40 21
  • Tractate 116 on John 19.1-16 27
  • Tractate 117 33
  • Tractate 118 39
  • Tractate 119 45
  • Tractate 120 50
  • Tractate 121 on John 20.10-29 56
  • Tractate 122 on John 20.30-31, 21.1-11 62
  • Tractate 123 74
  • Tractate 124 - On John 21.19-25 82
  • Tractates on the First Epistle of John 1-10 95
  • Introduction 97
  • Prologue 119
  • Tractate 1 on 1 Jn 1.1-2.11 121
  • Tractate 2 on I Jn 2.12--17 141
  • Tractate 3 on 1 Jn 2.18-27 159
  • Tractate 4 on 1 Jn 2.27-3.9 173
  • Tractate 5 on 1 Jn 3.9-18 185
  • Tractate 6 on 1 Jn 3.18-4.3 198
  • Tractate 7 217
  • Tractate 8 on I Jn 4.12-16 228
  • Tractate 9 on 1 Jn 4.17-21 246
  • Tractate 10 on 1 Jn 5.1-3 262
  • Indices 279
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