It is written in a well-formed large Carolingian script, with Romanesque white-vine decoration. Tractates 55 to are different in style to the earlier tractates, and this has led to the conclusion that they were not spoken to a congregation, but probably to stenographers in private. Certainly, Augustine had long been pressed by people to complete his explanatory coverage of all chapters of the Gospel of John, and accomplished it in this way. His commentary on the Gospel of John is primarily pastoral rather than consciously being highly theological. Augustine's focus in these tractates is on Incarnation, or the Word made flesh.
This is not only a distinctive and important theme in the Gospel of John; it was a significant part of Augustine's own conversion, as mentioned in the Confessions e. Delio Ilia. Ranaghan Dorothy.
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