St John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology

St John Damascene: Tradition and Originality in Byzantine Theology

by Andrew Louth
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199275270

ISBN-13: 9780199275274

Pub. Date: 01/06/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

John Damascene, a monk near Jerusalem in the early 700s, never set foot in the Byzantine Empire, yet he had a great influence on Byzantine theology. This book, the first to present an overall account of John's life and work, sets him in the context of the early synods of the Church that took place in the Palestinian monasteries during the first century of Arab rule

Overview

John Damascene, a monk near Jerusalem in the early 700s, never set foot in the Byzantine Empire, yet he had a great influence on Byzantine theology. This book, the first to present an overall account of John's life and work, sets him in the context of the early synods of the Church that took place in the Palestinian monasteries during the first century of Arab rule.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199275274
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/06/2005
Series:
Oxford Early Christian Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Life and Times
2. John Damascene and Tradition
3. The Fountain Head of Knowledge: Nature and Development
4. Settling the Terms
5. Defining Error
6. Defining the Faith
7. Against the Iconoclasts
8. Chrysorrhoas ('flowing with gold'): John the Preacher
Interlude Steps to the Altar: John the Monk at Prayer
9. Glykorrhêmôn ('sweetly speaking'): John the Poet
Epilogue

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