- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Routledge (11 Nov. 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415182522
- ISBN-13: 978-0415182522
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.8 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,904,135 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
John Chrysostom (The Early Church Fathers) Hardcover – 11 Nov 1999
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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 rhetorical best....The outstanding introduction, accessible format and broad range of content will assure this book's continuing usefulness and importance for time to come.
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However, please be prepared for something that I found upsetting when reading this book -- chunks of his writing are intentionally left out by the editor/translator in a FEW sections during the middle of a chapter. For example, in a sermon about the conflict between St. Peter and St. Paul the editor basically includes only the introduction and the conclusion. Just when things start to get interesting in this sermon all of the sudden it says "We skipped this portion"!? This was irksome, but overall I'm glad I bought the book.
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