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John Chrysostom and the Transformat - Aideen Hartney

John Chrysostom and the Transformat

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John Chrysostom was one of the most prolific and admired Christian preachers of the fourth century AD. Operating in both Antioch and Constantinople, he was constantly concerned for the spiritual welfare of his flock, especially when he saw them surrounded by the secular temptations of city life in the later Roman empire. His preaching was tailored to combat these temptations and to encourage his congregation to live more obviously orthodox lives. Previous studies of Chrysostom have been almost entirely biographical in nature. This book conducts a much needed thematic exploration of his preaching, shedding light both on gender relations in late antiquity and also on the practical processes by which Christianity established itself as a dominant social structure in the Roman Empire.

Preface
Pagan and Christian Citiesp. 1
Nolo Episcopari and the Transformation of the Cityp. 23
Christian Preaching and its Audiencep. 33
A Guide to Chrysostom's Preaching Stylep. 53
Role Models for the Christian Cityp. 67
Construction of Gender: Two Compelling Modelsp. 85
Gendered Sinsp. 103
Natural and Social Order in the Oikos and Polisp. 117
The Sins of the Wealthyp. 133
Money and Chrysostom's Cityp. 151
The Wealthy Road to Redemptionp. 171
Conclusionsp. 183
Abbreviationsp. 197
Notesp. 199
Bibliographyp. 213
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780715631935
ISBN-10: 0715631934
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 29th January 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1