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Published: 30 October 2014

352 Pages


ISBN: 9780198715382

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John Chrysostom on Divine Pedagogy

The Coherence of his Theology and Preaching

David Rylaarsdam

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Provides a clear, thorough introduction to Chrysostom's theology by tracing an important theme, divine adaptability, which influences every major area of his thought
  • Interprets Chrysostom's theology in his context, showing how this Christian philosopher adopted and adapted Greco-Roman traditions in order to guide people by means of words
  • Argues that Chrysostom's theology and preaching seeks to Christianize Greek paideia
  • Describes Chrysostom's theologically-grounded rhetorical techniques, such as his crafting of mental images or the variable tone of his psychagogy