The Johannine Paraclete in the church fathers a study in the history of exegesis by Anthony Casurella

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  • Bible. N.T. John -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.,
  • Holy Spirit -- History of doctrines -- Early church, ca. 30-600.,
  • Holy Spirit -- Biblical teaching.,
  • Fathers of the church.

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Statementby Anthony Casurella.
SeriesBeiträge zur Geschichte der biblischen Exegese ;, 25
LC ClassificationsBS500 .B4 no. 25, BT119 .B4 no. 25
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 258 p. ;
Number of Pages258
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Open LibraryOL3260032M
ISBN 103161446488
LC Control Number83179909

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The Johannine paraclete in the church fathers: a study in the history of exegesis in SearchWorks catalog. The Paraclete has been called the one through whom Johannine Christians experience the “living presence of Jesus”1and the one through whom Jesus is primarily “present and active”.2Jesus’ “abiding” with the disciples has been said to “continue” through the Paraclete in the absence of Jesus because the Paraclete is the “channel of.

Gospel's use of paraclētos, many Greek Church Fathers presuppose that the Johannine Paraclete is basically a "Comforter" or "Consoler". Cyril of Jerusalem (c. CE) for example, reckoned that, "He is called Paraklātos because he comforts (parakalei) and consoles and helps our.

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E arly Church fathers may have shared this same sentiment. The manuscript evidence demonstrates that the text of 1 John 5 had been tampered with at an early stage. Thus it is likely that early Church fathers lacked confident in the integrity of the text of 1 John 5.

The Johannine Community refers to an ancient Christian community of uncertain existence, which placed great emphasis on the teachings of Jesus, particularly as revealed through the Gospel of John. Their version of Christian belief and practice may be referred to as "Johannine Christianity".

This book attempts to make a contribution to the New Testament doctrine of the Spirit, with special reference to the paraclete problem. Dr Johnston begins. Finally, the question as to how the ascended Christ is present in the historical Church is answered by the uniquely Johannine teaching on the Spirit-Paraclete.

The figure of the Paraclete, identified in the Farewell Discourses with the Holy Spirit or Spirit of Truth, has long perplexed interpreters. The paraclete is representative of God or of Christ, and the Johannine teaching is that no angelmediator, no holy 'spirit' like the Archangel Michael, can take Christ's place.

But truly inspired leaders - acting as teachers, exegetes, martyrs - and the inspired Church itself as a communion of love do embody the spirit-paraclete and do continue. Christ was still on trial before the world, and the Johannine church regarded its existence vicariously: it was on trial for Christ.

Hence the Paraclete as an advocate implored and persuaded the opposition concerning the truth; and as a witness the Paraclete brought forward evidence establishing the cases for Christ (and his church). The authorship of the Johannine works —the Gospel According to St.

John, the three Epistles of John, and the Revelation of St. John the Divine —has been debated by scholars since at least the 2nd century AD.

The debate focuses mainly on the identity of the author (s), as well as the date and location of authorship of these writings. The Paraclete comforts the Church by guaranteeing her inerrancy and fostering her sanctity (see CHURCH). He comforts each individual soul in many ways.

Says St. Bernard (Parvi Sermones): "De Spiritu Sancto testatur Scriptura quia procedit, spirat, inhabitat, replet, glorificat. The Paraclete is in some aspects a replacement for Jesus, who had come alongside the disciples to help them (John ).

The Paraclete, the Holy Spirit, is sent by the Father in Jesus' name (John ). The Paraclete will instruct the disciples and remind them of what Jesus taught (John ). Jesus speaks of the Holy Spirit as a Person. Here the Paraclete, Christ, is He who, on the basis of His propitiatory offering for the sins of men, intercedes for them with God and thus averts from them the penal consequences of their transgressions.

The sense in which Paraclete is here applied to Christ is found nowhere in the passages we have cited from the Gospel. In his The Johannine Paraclete in the Church Fathers. Casurella notes the eventual absence of Christian claimants to Paracletehood, "Early heresies seem to have identified the Paraclete with various human individuals After the work of Or [igen] in the East and Tert [ullian] and Nov [atian, 3rd cent.

The Congregation of the Servants of the Paraclete is a Latin Church, Catholic religious congregation of men dedicated to ministry to priests and Brothers with personal difficulties. The congregation was founded in by Father Gerald Fitzgerald in Jemez Springs, New Mexico; they are named for the Paraclete - a representation of the Holy Spirit interpreted as an advocate or helper.

PARACLETE păr’ ə klēt (παράκλητος, G, advocate).John is the only author in the NT to use the term parákletos (tr. counselor in RSV; comforter in KJV). In 1 John he applies it to the exalted Lord; in the gospel he employs it four times (John26; ; ) to denote Jesus’ description of the Holy Spirit who should continue His ministry to the disciples.

scholars, especially O. Betz, regarding the Paraclete (8). Throughout his book J. situates the Johannine writings within the context of the first Christian communities (see esp. 9: "The Presence of the Spirit-Paraclete in the Church"). He is constantly aware of the parallelism between the ministry of Jesus and the missionary role of the.

Ever since my college days many centuries ago, I have been reading about “the Johannine Pentecost”, by which scholars meant John’s version of the Pentecostal bestowal of the Spirit. The reference, of course, is to John In this post-Resurrection appearance of Christ to His disciples, Jesus greets them by saying, “Peace be with you”, adding, “As the Father has sent Me, I.

Integrating a wide range of literary and non-literary sources, this book demonstrates the failure of several old stereotypes about the Johannine literature. It also collects the fullevidence for the second-century Church's conception of these writings as a group: the Johannine books cannot be isolated from each other but must be recognized as a.

(T/F): Most church fathers appear to have known of only on Johannine epistle The Holy Spirit The word "Paraclete" in the fourth gospel typically refers to _________________.

Standing at the forefront of this path in the modern age, the Apostolic Johannite Church has centres and activities in numerous cities and countries, with lectures, workshops, articles and educational resources online. Find out how you can become involved. May the light of the Sacred Flame illuminate your path.

1 Thus Hoskyns, E. ' protest (in The Fourth Gospel London,p. ) that there is no foundation for the suppositionthat the Paraclete is a Christ-spirit prophetically leading and guiding the Christian fellowship, and freely authoritative apart from the event of the life and death of Jesus is well taken but wide of the mark, for all the Johannine writings would certainly agree.

The Johannine Letters New Testament Basics Dr. id Buell perience Dean o Our Daily Bread University. Introduction In this lesson we will survey 1, 2, and 3 John and the book of Revelation. 1 John Although the author of the three Johannine epistles doesn’t identify himself, the available evidence points to John the apostle, the son of Zebedee.

The Paraclete and Prophecy in the Johannine Community "the primary characteristic of the Johannine community is precisely that of a prophetic, charismatic or pneumatic community."6 In such a com­ munity one of the main functions of the Paraclete was to inspire the Johannine believers, enabling them to interpret the words of the earthly.

Marcion tried reducing the gospels to one; the church fathers furiously brought up apostolic witness, attested to by individual apostolic churches and bishops in an unbroken line. By the 19th century, the differences between John and the Synoptics was brought up by "Liberal scholars (who found) the Fourth Gospel's portrayal of Jesus the least Reviews: That indwelling of the Paraclete in the justified soul is not to be understood as though it were the exclusive work of the third Person nor as though it constituted the formalis causa of our justification.

The soul, inwardly renovated by habitual grace, becomes the habitation of the three Persons of the Blessed Trinity (John ), yet that indwelling is rightly appropriated to the third.

“The Influence of Christian Prophecy on the Johannine Portrayal of the Paraclete and Jesus,” New Testament Studies 25 (/79): Brown, R. E., “The Paraclete in the Fourth Gospel,” New Testament Studies 13 (/67): Burge, G. M., The Anointed Community: The Holy Spirit in the Johannine Tradition (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.

THE SECOND LETTER OF JOHN Written in response to similar problems, the Second and Third Letters of John are of the same length, perhaps determined by the practical consideration of the writing space on one piece of papyrus. In each letter the writer calls himself “the Presbyter,” and their common authorship is further evidenced by internal similarities in style and wording, especially in.

The text of the Gospel of John identifies its author as a witness of Jesus’ crucifixion () and as the disciple loved by Jesus (, 24). According to early church tradition, the author is the Apostle John, the son of Zebedee (also called John the Evangelist)—whom the early church fathers also regarded as the author of 1 John.

Biblical literature - Biblical literature - The fourth Gospel: The Gospel According to John: John is the last Gospel and, in many ways, different from the Synoptic Gospels. The question in the Synoptic Gospels concerns the extent to which the divine reality broke into history in Jesus’ coming, and the answers are given in terms of the closeness of the new age.

Paraclete, Comforter and the evident needs of the Johannine context. According to St. John the mission of the Paraclete is to abide with the disciples after Jesus has withdrawn His visible presence from them; to inwardly bring home to them the teaching externally given by Christ and thus to stand as a witness to the doctrine and work of the.

The Johannine letters emphasize a distinction between genuine and spurious faith. True. False. in 1 John, the author specifies the Holy Spirit as the "paraclete" False.

Most church fathers appear to have known of only one Johannine epistle. False. Brown (Brown ). Extending beyond Johannine studies, Brown’s work on the history of early Christianity and “the churches the apostles left behind” (Brown ) is also among the most practical and interesting of his 47 books.1 Here, Brown’s analyses of the unity and diversity.

In this magisterial synthesis, Paul A. Rainbow presents the most complete account of the theology of the Johannine corpus available today. Both critical and comprehensive, this volume includes all the books of the New Testament ascribed to John: the Gospel, the three epistles and the book of Revelation.

Excerpted from the book THE BIBLE VERSION QUESTION-ANSWER DATABASE available at See end of report for details. _____ 1 John 5: in the King James Bible reads: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, THE FATHER, THE WORD, AND THE HOLY GHOST: AND THESE THREE ARE ONE.

AND THERE ARE THREE THAT BEAR WITNESS IN. The Christ is the liberator and restorer of woman, in spite of St. Paul and the Fathers of the Church who, by lowering woman to the role of man's servant, have wrongly interpreted the Master's thought.

She had been glorified in Vedic times; Bouddhah had mistrusted her; the Christ has raised her by restoring her mission of love and divination.This book argues that within the pages of the Gospel of St. John, one can discern a twofold purpose: on the one hand to secure acceptance within the Church for a unique and radical theology, while on the other hand offering a sustained and unrelenting critique of all ideology.

The Johannine World reassesses some of the recent trends in.

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