The Scriptures as Sacrament
February 13, 2012 Length: 59:02Dr. Eugenia Constantinou, professor of theology at the University of San Diego, discusses how St. John Chrysostom's vocation as a pastor informed his biblical preaching. By explaining the historical and ecclesiastical contexts of Chrysostom's day and by summarizing a number of his scattered remarks about the Bible, Dr. Constantinou illuminates a number of otherwise puzzling features of Chrysostom's homilies and shows how they evidence his commitment to the value of understanding the Bible.
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