File Name: The Gospel of John Notes Critical and Explanatory
File Submitter: carmelcuthroat
File Submitted: 21 Feb 2016
File Category: CommentariesAuthor: Fr. Joseph MacRory
e-Sword Version: 9.x - 10.x
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Originally published in 1897 the copy presented here is from the fourth edition (1914). The work contains and introduction; English and Latin text of the Gospel; and commentary in English. Father MacRory gives this brief description of his intention: "I have not attempted, in the present work, to give an exhaustive commentary on the Fourth Gospel. Such an attempt, indeed, would have frustrated my object. I have tried rather, while omitting nothing of importance, to introduce nothing unnecessary, and to observe throughout the utmost consistent brevity.
"I am prepared to hear that some will consider I have passed too lightly over the easier portions of the Gospel. I can only say, in reply, that what I have done, has been done deliberately. Where the meaning of God's word is sufficiently clear, I consider that it ought to be left to the exercise of the student's intelligence to find it, and I am strongly of opinion that in such cases a commentator may well be excused from interposing his remarks between the reader and the Sacred Text.