John Chrysostom

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246953
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600463 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 John Chrysostom

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Discusses the career and reputation of John Chrysostom (c.347–407) and the religious consequences of the political events of his time. John first came to prominence at Antioch through his strict moral teaching, and he became bishop of Constantinople, despite considerable opposition, in 397. Under the emperor Arcadius and his consort Eudoxia, John became involved in court politics and dealings with the barbarian soldiers in Roman service. His sympathy for ascetic admirers of Origen expelled from Egypt to Constantinople provided John's enemies with the opportunity to move against him. On his expulsion over the immediate issue of the erection of a statue of Eudoxia, the church at Constantinople was divided between his supporters and opponents.

Keywords: Antioch; Arcadius; John Chrysostom; Constantinople; Eudoxia

Chapter.  9202 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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