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Zmartwychwstały Pan Jezus - radość Ewangelii (J 20, 20b)
Risen Jesus – Joy of the Gospel (J 20, 20b)

Author(s): Henryk Witczyk
Subject(s): Biblical studies
Published by: Wyższe Seminarium Duchowne w Łodzi
Keywords: Christophany; hands; side; kyrios; joy of the Resurrection; joy; joy in the Bible

Summary/Abstract: The author analyses exegetically J 20, 19–20 where the disciples were filled with joy when they saw Risen Jesus. Starting from the analysis of the literary context and the motives related to the disciples’ joy, the author stresses church-centered role of the Risen Lord (kyrios). He points out a number of references to the appearances of Risen Christ in Luke 24, which seem to have many points in common with the Johannine tradition. He particularly focuses on the very moment of appearance when Jesus in a symbolic gesture shows his hands and side to the disciples. The hands and side are the symbols of tender love of the Good Shepherd and inexhaustible source of the Holy Spirit. Moreover, he presents the contrast between the experience of fear, confusion and scattering (before the Resurrection) and the experience of joy, confidence and unity which was rediscovered around the Risen Jesus.

  • Issue Year: 25/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 5-24
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish