John Chrysostom Paperback
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Chrysostom is proof positive that the mediatorial Lord of heaven and earth rules and overrules in the affairs of men and that he sometimes takes his servants through dark and soul-jarring providences to cause his Word to triumph at last.
Chrysostom also demonstrates that men of God can faithfully (by the sustaining power and grace of Christ) expound the whole counsel of God and leave a lasting mark upon Adam's fallen race, even when wicked people and all the forces of Hell converge against their souls. As long as the history of Christianity is studied, the name Golden Mouth, this preacher mighty in the Word, will never be forgotten
John Chrysostom by Earl Blackburn was published by Evangelical Press in September 2011 and is our 43151st best seller. The ISBN for John Chrysostom is 9780852347720.
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John ChrysostomJohn Macaulay, via The Good Book Stall
In the space of 128 pages and eight chapters, the author sets Chrysostom’s life and ministry in its religious, political and historical contexts.
Chrysostom’s life is sketched, including the various conflicts and betrayals that he experienced as he followed Christ. His journey from hermit to bishop of Constantinople, to being classed as one of the great Church Fathers is briefly described. Blackburn deals with John’s beliefs and lifestyle both of which would bring him into conflict with the emperor and other bishops of the Eastern Church.
Chrysostom is known in church history as one of the defenders of the Christ’s deity and of Trinitarian theology. His contribution to the theology and development of the Orthodox Church is something that has kept him to the forefront even today.
He was regarded as one of the best preachers of his time and contributed to the development of modern day homiletics and hermeneutics. Blackburn notes, ‘sixth-century churchmen began regularly referring to him as ‘Chrysostomos’ which is Greek for ‘golden mouthed.’ (Chrysostom is the anglicised form of the Greek.) (page 10.)
This is a good short introduction to Chrysostom; it is also a good refresher for those who may have forgotten some of their church history.
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‘This is truly a charming, informative and inspiring book. Blackburn, as an experienced pastor himself, has sought out those aspects of Chrysostom's ministry that show the strengths — courage, humility, faithfulness, doctrinal integrity, confidence in the power of proclamation —that every pastor should covet, while pointing to the weaknesses and troubles endemic to the historical context of bishop John. I found not only the subject, but the style of presenting it, to be engaging and provocative of high thoughts.’ Tom J. Nettles Prof. of Church History, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
Details for John Chrysostom
|Page last updated||21st April 2017|
|Author / Artist||Earl Blackburn|
|Publisher||Evangelical Press (September 2011)|
|Number of Pages||128|