On the Providence of God

  • Title: On the Providence of God
  • Author: John Chrysostom
  • ISBN: 9781188790
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • [PDF] On the Providence of God | by ï John Chrysostom - On the Providence of God, On the Providence of God Saint John Chrysostom Archbishop of Constantinople ca is revered as the Church s greatest homilist and interpreter of Holy Scripture The present treatise On the Providence of God was his
    [PDF] On the Providence of God | by ï John Chrysostom - On the Providence of God, On the Providence of God Saint John Chrysostom Archbishop of Constantinople ca is revered as the Church s greatest homilist and interpreter of Holy Scripture The present treatise On the Providence of God was his

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    On the Providence of God

    About John Chrysostom


    1. John Chrysostom c 347 407, Greek , Archbishop of Constantinople, was an important Early Church Father He is known for his eloquence in preaching and public speaking, his denunciation of abuse of authority by both ecclesiastical and political leaders, the Divine Liturgy of St John Chrysostom, and his ascetic sensibilities After his death in 407 or, according to some sources, during his life he was given the Greek epithet chrysostomos, meaning golden mouthed , in English and Anglicized to Chrysostom.The Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches honor him as a saint and count him among the Three Holy Hierarchs, together with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus He is recognized by the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church as a saint and as a Doctor of the Church Churches of the Western tradition, including the Roman Catholic Church, some Anglican provinces, and parts of the Lutheran Church, commemorate him on 13 September Some Lutheran and many Anglican provinces commemorate him on the traditional Eastern feast day of 27 January The Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria also recognizes John Chrysostom as a saint with feast days on 16 Thout and 17 Hathor.John is known in Christianity chiefly as a preacher, theologian and liturgist Among his homilies, eight directed against Judaizing Christians remain controversial for their impact on the development of Christian antisemitism.


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    1. St John Chrysostom spent his last years in exile The oligarchs in Constantinople twice had him banished from the city, angry over his constant challenges to their overweening pride and corruption St John endured forced marches into ever greater privations and his supporters left behind faced torture and even death In his introduction, Abbot Damascene sees the book as a minor miracle On the Providence of God was written in the mountains of Armenia to encourage his faithful flock in Constantinople [...]

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    2. I love St John Chrysostom, and appreciate that he wrote this book at a time were the trust of God was needed.

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    3. Chrysostom is often an easy read in my mind He is a moralist not a speculative philosopher He is good for a few gems in any of his works things that can be quoted in the parish bulletin But you do have to search through him as he can be long winded and also repetitive He reads the lives of Old Testament saints fairly literally and sees them as excellent models for contemporary people struggling with issues of faithfulness.

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