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Discourses against Judaizing Christians (The Fathers of the Church, Volume 68)

Saint John Chrysostom

Publication Year: 2010

Published by: The Catholic University of America Press

Series: The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation

Title Page, Copyright Page

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pp. 2-5


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pp. v-vii

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pp. ix-xi

This translation of st. John Chrysostom's eight Discourses Against Judaizing Christians presents to English readers some very important documents from fourth-century Antioch in Syria. Their importance stems from two factors. First, Judaizing must have caused a perilous situation for the Antiochene Christians; hence, ...

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pp. xiii-xv


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pp. xvii-xviii

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pp. xxi-lxii

THE PRESENT VOLUME has no need to offer any lengthy biographical notice on St. John Chrysostom. Two previous volumes of this series have already presented information on his life and work,1 and still further data are easily found in readily available sources.2 ...

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Discourse I

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pp. 1-34

TODAY I HAD INTENDED [843] to complete my discussion of the topic on which I spoke to you a few days ago; I wished to present you with even clearer proof that God's nature is more than our minds can grasp.1 Last Sunday2 I spoke on this at great length and I brought, ...

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Discourse II

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pp. 35-46

THE WICKED AND UNLCEAN FAST of the Jews [857] is now at our doors. Though it is a fast, do not wonder that I have called it unclean. What is done contrary to God's purpose, be it sacrifice or fast, is the most abominable of all things.2 Their wicked fast will begin ...

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Discourse III

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pp. 47-70

ONCE AGAIN A NECESSARY and pressing need [861] has interrupted the sequence of my recent discourses?2 I must put aside my struggles with the heretics for today and turn my attention to this necessary business. For I was ready to address your loving assembly again on the glory ...

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Discourse IV

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pp. 71-95

AGAIN3 THE JEWS, [871] the most miserable and wretched of all men,4 are going to fast,S and again we must make secure the flock of Christ. As long as no wild beast disturbs the flock, shepherds, as they stretch out under an oak ...

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Discourse V

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pp. 97-145

HOW IS IT THAT we have [883] a larger throng assembled here today? Surely, you have come together to demand that I keep my promise;1 you are here to receive the silver tried in the fire which I pledged to pay over to you. For as the Psalmist says: "The words of the Lord are ...

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Discourse VI

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pp. 147-176

WILD BEASTS ARE less savage and fierce [903 J as long they live in the forests and have had no experience fighting against men. But when the hunters capture them, they drag them into the cities, lock them in cages, and goad them on to do battle with beast-fighting gladiators. ...

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Discourse VII

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pp. 177-204

HAVE YOU HAD ENOUGH [915] of the fight against the Jews? Or do you wish me to take up the same topic today? Even if I have already had much to say on it, I still think you want to hear the same thing again. The man who does not have enough of loving Christ will never ...

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Discourse VIII

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pp. 205-241

GONE IS THE FASTING [927] of the Jews,1 or rather, the drunkenness of the Jews.2 Yes, it is possible to be drunk without wine; it is possible for a sober man to act as if he is drunk and to revel like a prodigal. If a ...


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pp. 243-307

General Index

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pp. 245-272

Index of Holy Scripture

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pp. 273-286

E-ISBN-13: 9780813211688
Print-ISBN-13: 9780813209715

Page Count: 348
Publication Year: 2010

Series Title: The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation