On the Priesthood

ISBN-10: 0913836389

ISBN-13: 9780913836385

Edition: 1977

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 1977
Publisher: Saint Vladimir's Seminary Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

John Chrysostom, born at Antioch towards 347, was a great genius and his poweful eloquence earned him the surname of Chrysostom, or golden mouthed. He is known for his preaching, exegesis, and liturgical reforms. His skills were especially directed to the instruction and moral reformation of the people of Antioch. In terms of scriptural exegesis, he spoke for a literal interpretation of the text against the allegorical school that was prominent in Alexandria. With St. Athanasius, St. Gregory of Nazianzen, and St. Basil, he forms the group of the four great doctors of the Eastern Church. In 398 he became Patriarch of Constantinople. His courage in branding vice caused him to be exiled and ill-treated. John Chrysostom died at Comana in Pontus on September 14, 407.

Preface
Introduction
John's Deceit
Basil's Reproaches
John's Reply
The Difficulty of Pastoral Care
Love--the Chief Thing
John continues his Apologia
The Glory of the Priesthood
The Difficulty of the Priesthood
The Character and Temptations of a Bishop
Particular Duties and Problems
Promotions
Widows and the Sick
Virgins
Arbitration--Visiting--Excommunication
The Penalty for Failure
The Ministry of the Word
Temptations of the Teacher
The Need for Purity
The Contrast between Bishop and Monk
The Conclusion of John's Apologia
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