Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A. Loisy on John 20.31

A. Loisy (Le Quatrième Evangile, p. 513 cited in Raymond E. Brown The Gospel According to John, vol. II, p.1061 ) gave this paraphrase of John 20.31:
‘The earthly existence of … Christ has served as a sign or as a series of signs, for which the Gospel discourses have supplied a commentary – the Johannine Christ revealing himself as light and life in his teaching and in his action. Once one has seen in Jesus the unique revealed of God, the only one who has an absolute right to the title “Son of God,” and once one has recognized the Father in Jesus, the one understands just what the name and quality of Son are and, in this understanding that constitutes faith, one possesses eternal life’.

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