A coroa do amor
: comparação e leitura da paixão segundo São João (Jo 18-19)

  • Flávio Duarte Nunes (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


John's Gospel challenges the reader to contemplate a profound irony: a king without the outward signs of royalty, whose power and sovereignty are undeniable. However, we can gain a more complete understanding of the Passion by integrating the various moments narrated in the four Gospels. This study seeks to investigate the differences between these narratives to answer the question of how each of them contributes to understanding the central event of Christianity. Under the title "A king without a crown", John's narrative context presents Jesus in a paradoxical way: a divine king without the earthly signs of kingship. John's Gospel highlights this duality in a remarkable way, revealing Jesus' sovereignty in contrast to his humiliation and rejection by the world. This study therefore aims to compare the Gospels in order to better understand the Passion story as a whole, going beyond the individual narratives: instead of the golden crown, he had a crown of thorns; instead of the golden sceptre, he had a wooden cane; and instead of the throne of power, he had a cross on which he could embrace all the people.
Date of Award8 May 2024
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorJosé Carlos da Silva Carvalho (Supervisor)


  • Jn 18-19
  • Passion
  • Crown
  • Synoptics
  • Death
  • Burial


  • Mestrado Integrado em Teologia

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