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John Chrysostom, Homilies on Philippians
translated with commentary by Pauline Allen
SBL Press, 2013
eISBN: 978-1-58983-760-7 | Paper: 978-1-58983-759-1 | Cloth: 978-1-58983-778-2
Library of Congress Classification BR65.C45H6513 2013
Dewey Decimal Classification 227.606

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
This volume offers a translation of sixteen homilies by the most famous preacher in Christian antiquity, John Chrysostom. These homilies on Paul’s letter to the Philippians constitute the most comprehensive ancient surviving commentary on the letter in any language. The homilies have a direct and conversational style in which examples from daily life abound: children, the elderly, food, agriculture, seafaring, money, commerce, building, furniture, weather, illness, good health, animals, and slavery. Friendship themes, based on Paul’s relationship with the church at Philippi, and Christology also figure largely in these homilies. This volume, with Greek text and English translation on facing pages, situates Chrysostom’s homilies on Paul’s letter to the Philippians in their historical, homiletical, rhetorical, and liturgical contexts.

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