Morales Rios Jorge Humberto ,
Il Padre, datore dei beni al figlio. Alcuni aspetti di paterologia in Gv 17,1-5,
Antonianum, 88/2 (2013) p. 333-356
Sommario: Summary: Cardinal A. Vanhoye offers a valuable description of the Father by reference tojn 17,4 as he states: "The Father reveals Himself as He who gives. It is this that is His fundamental attitude." Here the introduction (17,1-5) is being considered to the well-known prayer of Jesus, in order to enquire into the three gifts that Jesus-Son receives from His Father: (a) complete and universal authority over human beings, (b) the disciples, and (c) the work to be accomplished perfectly. It is these gifts that are the central concern of these pages. The conclusion puts into relief three aspects: (a) a first nucleus centred on the relationship between Father and Son; (b) the second nucleus is the relationship between Jesus and the disciples; (c) the returning to the Father of that which has come forth from Him. Ultimately, these three aspects bring into focus the centrality of the Father in all that has for its definitive purpose the giving of "eternal life."