On March 5 we read John 9:1–12, the healing of a man born blind—the sixth of the signs found in the first half of John’s Gospel. Last Sunday (March 13) we continued with 9:13–34 as well as a section on spiritual blindness in John 9:35–41.
At the end of class we began reading the story of Nicodemus’ visit with Jesus in John 3:1–21. We will continue that discussion tomorrow morning. I have uploaded the presentation I will be using. You can view it here.
This story embodies both of the focal points of this class. There are clear elements that fed later anti-Jewish attitudes in the centuries following the writing of John’s Gospel, and there are clear elements that fed Christian spirituality and mystical experience. Come discuss both with us tomorrow morning!