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The Devil Is in the Ritual

Dayna S. Kalleres

in City of Demons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520276475
eISBN:
9780520956841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276475.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter is in two parts. Part 1 considers several different passages scattered throughout John Chrysostom’s corpus, in which he carefully constructs the diabolization of different ritual ... More


Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Demetrios S. Katos

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

This book examines the life, work, and thought of Palladius of Helenopolis (ca. 362–420), an important witness of late antique Christianity and author of the Dialogue on the Life of St. John ... More


Exploitation, Regulation, and Restructuring: Managing Slave Sexuality

Chris L. de Wet

in Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines John Chrysostom's views on the sexual exploitation, regulation, and restructuring of slaves. In particular, it considers Chrysostom's argument that slaves were not bodies to be ... More


The Spectacle of Exorcism

Dayna S. Kalleres

in City of Demons

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520276475
eISBN:
9780520956841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276475.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

In the case of John Chrysostom, I provide a reading of the Adversus Judaeos homilies, in which I argue that Chrysostom instructs “stronger” (most likely, baptized) members how to find Judaizers, ... More


Little Churches: The Pastoralization of the Household and Its Slaves

Chris L. de Wet

in Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the place of slavery within John Chrysostom's program of domestic pastoralization. It begins with an overview of the nature and dynamics of domestic pastoralization, especially ... More


Whips and Scriptures: On the Discipline and Punishment of Slaves

Chris L. de Wet

in Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the role of aretagogy—the teaching of virtue—as well as discipline and punishment of slaves in John Chrysostom's doulology. It begins with an overview of the nature, dynamics, ... More


Grace and the Logos' Double Birth in the Early Church

Donald Fairbairn

in Grace and Christology in the Early Church

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256143
eISBN:
9780191600586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256144.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the light of the book's treatment of grace and christology, this chapter argues that the central issue in patristic christology was not whether Christ was one person or two or whether one spoke of ... More


Some Church Fathers on Christ's Priesthood

Gerald O'Collins and Michael Keenan Jones

in Jesus Our Priest: A Christian Approach to the Priesthood of Christ

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576456
eISBN:
9780191723032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576456.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter examines the scattered references to Christ's priesthood made by the fathers of the Church from Clement of Rome down to Gregory the Great, with particular attention paid to major ... More


A School for the Soul: John Chrysostom on Mimēsis and the Force of Ritual Habit

Rebecca Stephens Falcasantos

in The Garb of Being: Embodiment and the Pursuit of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823287024
eISBN:
9780823288908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287024.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

According to John Chrysostom, a proper Christian life both limits exposure to dangerous stimuli and redirects the natural impulses of mimēsis (imitation) toward the rituals of the Church. This ... More


Divine Bondage: Slavery between Metaphor and Theology

Chris L. de Wet

in Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the metaphor of slavery in John Chrysostom's theology and how it became theologized and was implemented in the making of Christian subjectivity as an expression of Christian ... More


The Didactics of Kyriarchy: Slavery, Education, and the Formation of Masculinity

Chris L. de Wet

in Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines the role of slaves in education and the formation of masculinity according to John Chrysostom. More specifically, it shows how the involvement of slaves in educational practices ... More


The Origenist monk and bishop

Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

This chapter surveys Palladius' life from the beginning of his ascetic career to his composition of the Dialogue on the Life of St. John Chrysostom. It narrates his career among a social network of ... More


Advocacy in the Dialogue on the Life of St John Chrysostom

Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199696963
eISBN:
9780191731969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Church History

This chapter argues that the Dialogue on the Life of St. John Chrysostom should be understood as a legal argument in defense of John composed in accordance with the principles of late antique ... More


Introducing Doulology

Chris L. de Wet

in Preaching Bondage: John Chrysostom and the Discourse of Slavery in Early Christianity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520286214
eISBN:
9780520961555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520286214.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book explores the dynamics of the discourse of slavery, referred to as doulology, in the homilies of fourth-century priest and bishop John Chrysostom. Drawing on the analytical concepts of ... More


Engaging Paradigms

Susan R. Holman

in God Knows There's Need: Christian Responses to Poverty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383621
eISBN:
9780199870479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383621.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

This chapter explores early Christian texts on poverty responses between the fourth and sixth centuries. It applies the book's three paradigms and a vision for practical social action to the ... More


Confrontation in the Early Episcopacy

Susan Wessel

in Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy: The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199268467
eISBN:
9780191699276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268467.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Cyril's early episcopacy, including his polemical confrontation with Jews, pagans, and Arians. By these polemics, Cyril forged his distinctly Alexandrian vision of ... More


Pseudonymous Writing in the Late Antique Christian East

Charles M. Stang

in Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: "No Longer I"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640423
eISBN:
9780191738234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640423.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Literature

The first part of this chapter charts various modern accounts of pseudonymity in the ancient world, and highlights one labeled “religious” or “psychological,” which argues that pseudonymous writing ... More


John Chrysostom's View of the Theater

Blake Leyerle

in Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives: John Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215580
eISBN:
9780520921634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215580.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter concentrates on ideology, in particular on John Chrysostom's complex understanding of the theater. Chrysostom's worries about theatrical displays of improper sexuality and gender ... More


Ridiculous Men

Blake Leyerle

in Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives: John Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215580
eISBN:
9780520921634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215580.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Spiritual marriage was a situation made for comedy. John Chrysostom is vividly aware of the multiple ways in which society mirrors the world of the stage. The joke of spiritual marriage and the way ... More


John Chrysostom's Role

Blake Leyerle

in Theatrical Shows and Ascetic Lives: John Chrysostom's Attack on Spiritual Marriage

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520215580
eISBN:
9780520921634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520215580.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Arguing that John Chrysostom was committed to a doctrine of “accommodation” at all levels and from the earliest days of his ministry, David Rylaarsdam situates variation at the heart of Chrysostom's ... More


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