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St. John Damascene : tradition and originality in Byzantine theology

Author: Andrew Louth
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Oxford early Christian studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text presents an overall account of the life and work of St John Damascene, a one-time senior civil servant in the Umayyad Arab Empire who became a monk near Jerusalem in the early years of the eighth century.
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Named Person: John, of Damascus Saint.; Jean, Damascène saint.; John, of Damascus Saint.; Johannes, von Damaskus.; John, of Damascus Saint.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Louth
ISBN: 0199252386 9780199252381 0199275270 9780199275274
OCLC Number: 48965125
Description: xvii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Illustrations --
Abbreviations --
PART I. Faith and life --
1. Life and times --
2. John Damascene and tradition --
PART II. Faith and logic --
3. The fountain head of knowledge : nature and development --
4. Settling the terms --
5. Defining error --
6. Defining the faith --
PART III. Faith and images --
7. Against the iconoclasts --
8. Chrysorrhoas ('flowing with gold') : John the Preacher --
Interlude : steps to the altar : John the Monk at prayer --
9. Glykorrhemon ('sweetly speaking') : John the poet --
Epilogue --
Bibliography --
Index of citations --
General index.
Series Title: Oxford early Christian studies.
Other Titles: Saint John Damascene
Responsibility: Andrew Louth.
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