At a glance:
- Author: Saint John Chrysostom
- Genres: Nonfiction, Didactic literature, Religion and spirituality
- Subjects: Religion, Spiritual life or spirituality, Women's issues, Christianity, Faith, Preaching, Bible, biblical imagery, or biblical symbolism, Catholics or Catholic Church, Baptism
Two sermons by Saint John Chrysostom survive from among the hundreds he preached in Antioch in the late fourth century. Though brief, each sermon covers a plethora of theological points. John was born into a wealthy Christian family in Antioch and prepared for a career in law, but ran away from home to begin a career in the Church. His pronounced ascetic practices and his remarkable eloquence caused him to be appointed chief preacher in Antioch, where he acquired the nickname “Chrysostomus,” or “Golden Mouth.” He was consecrated patriarch of Constantinople, the...
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