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    Pauline Allen(Author)

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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

..."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

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  • PDF | 244 pages
  • Pauline Allen(Author)
  • Routledge; 1 edition (11 Nov. 1999)
  • English
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  • By P.J. Whitworth on 2 August 2014

    The only thorough and engaging biography of this great man whose tragic career belied his great gifts. A biography to treasure which illuminates fairly and elegantly the numerous currents of church and state in 4th Century Constantinople. Thank you.


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