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John Chrysostom

Paperback|Jan 2000
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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...


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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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The second half of the fourth century AD was a turbulent time. Bishops came and went, monks rioted and Christianity struggled to gain a foothold against competing religions as increasingly it came to exert its influence. Just as often Christian groups fought each other for power and influence. From the midst of this turmoil a number of outstanding figures arose to dominate the ecclesiastical and political landscape. One of the most remarkable was John Chrysostom. This book examines John Chrysostoms role as a preacher and his pastoral activities as presbyter and bishop. The authors draw together the latest research on preaching, the preachers audience and pastoral care in a comprehensive introduction. They also provide fresh and lively translations of a key selection of sermons and letters which allow John Chrysostom to speak on these topics in his own words. John Chrysostom presents a valuable introduction to the processes of Christianisation, the roles of elites in the church, the offices of
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 173748
  • Product Code 0415182530
  • EAN 9780415182539
  • Pages 240
  • Department Academic
  • Category History
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Jan 2000
  • Sales Rank 30461
  • Dimensions 216 x 140 x 18mm
  • Weight 0.363kg

Wendy Mayer

Mayer is an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Early Christian Studies at the Australian Catholic University.

Pauline Allen

PAULINE ALLEN is Principal Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University in Queensland.

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