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Saint John of Damascus Writings (The Fathers of the Church, 37) by Frederic H. Chase

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ISBN 100813209684
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Saint John of Damascus: Writings (The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation Volume 37) by Saint John of Damascus. Frederic H. Chase (Translation) | Jan 1, Saint John of Damascus, also called Saint John Damascene, Latin Johannes Damascenus, (born c. , Damascus—died Dec. 4, , near Jerusalem; Western feast day December 4), Eastern monk and theological doctor of the Greek and Latin churches whose treatises on the veneration of sacred images placed him in the forefront of the 8th-century Iconoclastic Controversy, and whose theological. Saint John Damascene’s Story. John spent most of his life in the Monastery of Saint Sabas near Jerusalem, and all of his life under Muslim rule, indeed protected by it. He was born in Damascus, received a classical and theological education, and followed his father in a Author: Franciscan Media. Saint John Damascene has the double honor of being the last but one of the fathers of the Eastern Church, and the greatest of her poets. It is surprising, however, how little that is authentic is known of his life. The account of him by John of Jerusalem, written some two hundred years after his death, contains an admixture of legendary matter, and it is not easy to say where truth ends and.

Damascus is the product of a dark and demented imagination. I appreciate that Damascus is fiction, but Tsiolkas obsession with the Gnostics and apocryphal writers (even consulting the Quran) as his sources is mystifying. Also the academics Tsolkias consults are atheists of varying degrees/5. Born at Damascus, about ; died some time between and The only extant life of the saint is that by John, Patriarch of Jerusalem, which dates from the tenth century (P.G. XCIV, ).This life is the single source from which have been drawn the materials of all his biographical notices. It is extremely unsatisfactory from the standpoint of historical criticism. Saint John of Damascus was a theologian and a zealous defender of Orthodoxy. His most important book is the Fount of Knowledge. The third section of this work, “On the Orthodox Faith,” is a summary of Orthodox doctrine and a refutation of heresy. Since he was known as a hymnographer, we pray to Saint John for help in the study of church. An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith by St John Damascene The Complete Text. BOOK I CHAPTER I That the Deity is incomprehensible, and that we ought not to pry into and meddle with tire things which have not been delivered to us by the holy Prophets, and Apostles, and Evangelists.

Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith By Saint John of Damascus. Book IV. Contents. Chapter 1 - Concerning what followed the Resurrection. Chapter 2 - Concerning the . Discover Book Depository's huge selection of St John Of Damascus books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. St. John of Damascus DE FIDE ORTHODOXA: AN EXACT EXPOSITION O: L.0, C St. John of Damascus - AD DE FIDE ORTHODOXA: AN EXACT EXPOSITION OF THE ORTHODOX FAITH BOOK I CHAPTER I. That the Deity is incomprehensible, and that we ought not to pry into and meddle with tire things which have not been. In this book, John of Damascus retains the same order as was adopted by Theodoret in his “Epitome of Divine Dogmas,” but takes a different method. For the formed, by the sheer weight of his hown genius, framed various kinds of arguments against heretics, adducing the testimony of the sacred page, and thus he composed a consice treatise of.