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By John Chrysostom / Catholic University of America / 1957–1998
St. John Chrysostom—the “golden-mouthed”—has long been celebrated for his eloquent articulation of the Christian faith and exposition of the Bible. Revered in both East and West, only St. Augustine has more works that survive to the present day from the Early Church Fathers.
This collection gathers together Chrysostom’s works from the celebrated The Fathers of the Church Series. Including works—such as his homilies on Genesis—that have never before been translated into English, this set provides fresh translations of some of Chrysostom’s most stirring homilies. Through these texts, you will receive a glimpse into the way the early Church viewed some of the most pivotal scripture passages and theological issues of the day.
In Logos, these works become the backbone of any study on the early church. Links to the patristic writings of the Early Church Fathers will bring you right to the source—to the very quote—allowing you to see instant context. Footnotes appear on mouseover, as well as references to Scripture and extra-biblical material in your library, and you can perform near-instant searches across these volumes, searching for references to keywords or Scripture passages.
John Chrysostom, 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 (or, according to some sources, during his life) he was given the Greek surname chrysostomos, meaning “golden mouthed,” rendered in English as Chrysostom.