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Lecture 1

RELG 307 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Pharisees, Disciple Whom Jesus Loved, Zebedee

Religious Studies Program
Course Code
RELG 307

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RELG 307 Lecture Notes
Gospel of John
o opening prologue/hymn
in the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God and the Word was
with God
o light was in the world
world was made through it
orld does’t ko the light
does’t ko its o Creator
o The Word became flesh and dwelt among us
we have beheld his glory=Jesus
from His fullness, we have received grace upon grace
What is this mysterious speech?
o the instrumentality in which God creates the world
Proers suggests that it is God’s isdo
Ecclesiastes, Job, Psalms
Proverbs 8
does not wisdom call? does not understanding raise her voice?
o speech of wisdom
cry to the men, foolish men pay attention!
o speaker called Wisdom
verse 22
she says the Lord created her at the beginning of His work
Wisdom Christology
like in Gospel of Thomas
o Wisdom poem in The Wisdo of Sirach
Chapter 24
Wisdom will praise herself
she will open her mouth
in the presence of His host (angelic world) she will glory
she says she came forth from the mouth of the Most-High,
covered the earth like a mist, alone I have walked, every people in
nation I have gotten a possession
positive response
unlike in the first letters of Corinthians
his own people did not receive him
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