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John Chrysostom and His Time, Volume One, Part Two: Antioch: The Later Years

by Rev. Chrysostomus Baur, O. S. B.
Translated by Sr. M. Gonzaga, R. S. M.

Volume One, Part Two of John Chrysostom and His Time

“Chrysostom is the only one among the Greek Fathers of the Church who was, as it were, baptized twice. He went through life under the name of John; he is known to posterity as Chrysostom, the Golden-mouth, and this name he earned in the pulpit. Nothing that he accomplished as an exegete, as an author or as a bishop, brought him this distinction, but what he accomplished as a preacher, an announcer of the Word of God. That was what obviously appeared to his contemporaries as most distinguished and most noteworthy in him. Unfortunately this is also the side of Chrysostom which has perished with him. His acts as a bishop are known to us; his explanations of Holy Scripture and his sermons survive as literary compositions. But the living word, the warm tone, the individual art, the overpowering inspiration, his movements and his whole deportment, which constitute the individual and characteristic art of a preacher, all that can be felt only faintly and dimly, and only imperfectly experienced, through the surviving written sermons and orations. These flowers of pleasure are the exclusive privilege of the contemporaries of a great, orator; though it cannot be said that there are no orators whose speeches are easier to read than to listen to.”


20 Chrysostom as a Pulpit Orator
21 Joy and Sorrow in the Preaching Office
22 Days of Terror in Antioch
23 Chrysostom as an Ecclesiastical Author
24 Chrysostom as a Classicist
25 Chrysostom as an Exegete
26 Chrysostom as a Polemicist
27 Chrysostom as a Dogmatist
28 Chrysostom as a Moralist
29 The Priest and his Bishop
30 Ecclesiastical and Political Events (381 to 397)
Index of Persons, Places and Things at the End of Volume Two, Part Two

Item Number: BKBV843C
Publication Data: Vaduz, Liechtenstein: Büchervertriebsanstalt, 1988
Format: hardcover
Number of Pages: 194
Dimensions (l × w × h): 22.2 cm × 14.8 cm × 1.6 cm
ISBN: 3‒905238‒11‒X

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