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John Chrysostom : Early Church Fathers - Pauline Allen

John Chrysostom

Early Church Fathers

Paperback Published: 11th November 1999
ISBN: 9780415182539
Number Of Pages: 240

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The second half of the fourth century was a turbulent time. Bishops came and went, monks rioted, and Christianity struggled to gain a foothold against competing religions. One of the most remarkable figures that came to dominate the ecclesiastical and political landscape was John Chrysostom. This book examines Chrysostom's role as a preacher and his pastoral activities as deacon, presbyter, and bishop. Mayer and Allen draw together the latest research on preaching, the preacher's audience, and pastoral care in a comprehensive introduction. They also provide fresh and lively translations of a key selection of John Chrysostom's sermons and letters.
A valuable introduction to the processes of early Christianization
Close examination of the place of the church in late antique society

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..."those interested in early Christian preaching, spiritual guidance, and social benefaction and their vital role in the Christianization of late antiquity will find this book an invaluable resource.." -"Journal of Religion, Margaret M. Mitchell, University of Chicago ..."the selected letters in this volume are translated into modern English for the first time, as are a number of homilies... this translation is a good introduction to John Chrysostom's life and role as a preacher, as well as a presbyter and bishop alike. To those users who know no Greek, this book is a godsend; for the specialist, it provides easy access to the ecclesiastical activities and the structure of society in the second half of the fourth century A.D.." -Helene Perdicoyianni-Paleologou, "Journal of Early Christian Studies "The introductions are clear and the translations fluent. The book offers a wealth of useful and interesting information on Chrysostom and his times." -Gerald H. Ettlinger, S. J., "Theological Studies "The authors, Australians Wendy Mayer and Pauline Allen--both of whom have earned wide respect for the quality, accuracy and productivity of their research at the Centre for Early Christian Studies based at the Queensland Campus of the Australian Catholic University--have here proved themselves more than equal to the daunting task of selecting and introducing a representative range of material from the more than nine hundred sermons from John's voluminous extant corpus. What we get is a colorful snapshot of the complex social, political, and liturgical milieu of Antiochene and Constantinopolitan church life, and a varied example of the 'Goldenmouth' at his rhetoricalbest....The outstanding introduction, accessible format and broad range of content will assure this book's continuing usefulness and importance for time to come." -Adam G. Cooper, University of Durham, UK "Solid introductions, running cross-references to Greek editions, and ample bibliographies enhance this welcome collection, which belongs in every undergraduate, seminary, and research library." -Georgia Frank, Colgate University in "Religious Studies Review

Prefacep. vii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introductionp. 1
John's Life and Timesp. 3
The Liturgical Settingp. 17
John as Preacherp. 26
John's Audiencep. 34
John as Soul-Carerp. 41
Pastoral Care and Daily Lifep. 47
Textsp. 53
General Introduction to the Textsp. 55
On Ephesians Homily 11p. 59
On Colossians Homily 7p. 73
Homily Delivered After the Remains of Martyrs Etc. (new Homily No. 1)p. 85
A Homily on Martyrsp. 93
On His Returnp. 98
On the Statues Homily 17p. 104
Against the Games and Theatres (new Homily No. 7)p. 118
Baptismal Instruction 8p. 126
On Eutropiusp. 132
'i Opposed Him to His Face' (gal. 2:11)p. 140
'my Father's Working Still' (john 5:17) (new Homily No. 10)p. 143
Against the Jews Oration 1p. 148
On 1 Corinthians Homily 21p. 168
On the Acts of the Apostles Homily 3p. 177
Concerning Blessed Philogoniusp. 184
Letters from Exilep. 196
Notesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 220
Indexp. 228
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ISBN: 9780415182539
ISBN-10: 0415182530
Series: Early Church Fathers
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 11th November 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1