Lecture Listening Guides
by Dr. David Capes
Lecturer: John Behr
Title: Incarnation and the Passion in the Gospel of John
- What are the key theological points in the prologue of John?
- What is the relationship between incarnation and passion in John’s Gospel?
- Behr says John’s Gospel has produced a school/disciples responsible for what celebration?
- The Paschal of Christ is a single night celebration incorporating which events?
- How does Behr explain Polycrates of Ephesus reference to John as a priest wearing a πεταλον which implies he was the High Priest during that year?
- In what way does John’s Gospel begin where the Synoptics end?
- Unlike the Synoptics, John plots his narrative in a framework measured by what?
- According to Behr, John has arranged his presentation of Christ in what kind of manner?
- In five of the six feasts John mentions, how is Christ presented?
- Where does John look back to see what Christ has finished on the cross?
- How does John use the appearance of the woman in his Gospel?
- What are some parallels to Genesis that are played out in the crucifixion scene?
- In what way is the Church the “true mother of the living” according to Behr?
- Who would Eve have thought Adam to be, and why?
- How are these themes also seen in the Apocalypse?
- In John’s prologue, what does the first verse do, that is repeated in verses 2-5, and 6-18?
- Unlike the other Gospels, to what does John attribute everything that happens?
- How does John’s Gospel use the word “flesh”?
- Instead of overshadowing everything else, what has the incarnation done in John’s Gospel?
- Behr says the incarnation is not simply an event in the past, but what?