Γλυκορρήμων (‘Sweetly Speaking’): John the Poet

Andrew Louth

in St John Damascene

Published in print July 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252381
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600654 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 Γλυκορρήμων (‘Sweetly Speaking’): John the Poet

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A brief account of the development of Byzantine liturgical poetry, and the role of Palestinian monasticism in his development, especially the evolution of the canon. Theological and literary analysis of three canons attributed to John Damascene: on Easter, the Transfiguration of Christ, and the Dormition of the Mother of God.

Keywords: Easter; liturgical poetry; Mariology; Palestinian monasticism; Theotokos; transfiguration

Chapter.  12875 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Early Christianity

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