Known for his eloquent preaching and public speaking, John Chrysostom (c. 347–407), given the posthumous Greek epithet chrysostomos or “golden mouthed,” was the archbishop of Constantinople and an influential early Church Father. He is recognized as a saint in the Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Church and is one of the Three Holy Hierarchs along with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianus.
Given to extreme asceticism, he lived as a hermit for two years before poor health forced him to return to Antioch, where he was ordained as a deacon, and later a priest, of the Antiochene Church. His insightful expositions and discourses on the Bible made him a popular orator in the Church, and he was appointed archbishop of Constantinople in 397.
Understanding Chrysostom’s exegetical work is important to understanding the Antiochene church, and Frederic Henry Chase provides a comprehensive examination of the orator’s contributions to the school of Antioch and his interpretations of the Old Testament. In this broad treatise, Chase also takes on the influence of Chrysostom’s critical and scholarly work, as well as his observations on the New Testament Gospels and epistles. His work is a detailed analysis of Chrysostom’s homiletic and oratorical giftings and insights on the ancient church.
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Frederic Henry Chase was principal of the clergy training school in Cambridge.