First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
`This is a scholarly book, up to date with the latest research and showing an in-depth understanding'
`The translations are generally the authors' own, and it is refreshing to read them in modern English (and inclusive language)'
`The introduction covers reas not well served else where'
`In summary, this is a welcome work on the great preacher. The introductory chapters combine with the varied selections of texts to give an insight into Chrysostom and his world as they met in his preaching and pastoral care'
`It is hard to belive that the author of this kind of translations has been able to provide such a sound and correct introduction of them'
'… essential reading for all students of Chrysostum and of the fourth-century church.' - David Taylor, Reviews in Religion and Theology
The Greek and Latin Fathers of the Church are central to the creation of Christian doctrine and the establishment of the Christian Church as a social entity in the first five centuries AD. Students of theology, religion, late antiquity and the early Middle Ages constantly encounter the names of these writers; yet most of them are dauntingly inaccessible to the student because of the volume of their writings and the relative paucity of available translations.
This series makes available translations of key selected texts by the major Fathers, for the use of all students of the early church. Each volume is the work of a distinguished scholar and theologian, who has selected and translated the most representative texts of the author in question. Each volume contains a long introduction setting the subject in his historical and philosophical context, as well as a brief introduction and notes on the translations.