Commentary on Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist: Homilies 1-47 - Vol. 1

Commentary on Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist: Homilies 1-47 - Vol. 1

Commentary on Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist: Homilies 1-47 - Vol. 1

Commentary on Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist: Homilies 1-47 - Vol. 1

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John of constantinople his contemporaries called the great Chrysostom and left it to a later day— though one not far removed from his own—to coin the epithet by which he is known to posterity. Endowed with a gift of truly golden eloquence, St. John lived in a milieu peculiarly adapted to foster the development of such a talent, and he was not one to bury his. Like the Gospel prototype, he multiplied it many times over by prudent use. But as in the case of many a gifted man, the extent of his greatness was really appreciated only after his days had ended on a minor chord.

St. John Chrysostom's life is one of the most completely documented of the lives of the fourth-century Church Fathers. Biographical sources include reliable witnesses close to his own time, and some information may, of course, be obtained . . .

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