Extended title: Sermons choisis de S. Jean Chrysostôme, traduits du grec [by N. Fontaine].
Publication: chez André Pralard. 1690.Paris.
Take 1.- 2h +670p + 7h table - (43 sermons)
Take 2.- 2h + 694p + 5h table - (41 sermons)
In-8 (20 x 13.5 x 4cm)
Full binding of tawny spotted calfskin. Spine with 5 nerves, with golden decorations in the cells, two red tejuelos. End sheets on white paper.
In very good condition: strong and solid hinges. small scuffs on corners and edges. Very good fastening of the sheets to the binding. It presents a circular cutout of a stamp on each cover sheet. Complete, healthy and clean interior.
John Chrysostom (Greek: Ἰωάννης ὁ Χρυσόστομος, Latin: Ioannes Chrysostomus) or John of Antioch (Latin: Ioannes Antiochensis; Antioch,
He was an eminent Christian cleric, Patriarch of Constantinople, considered by the Catholic Church one of the four great Fathers of the Eastern Church. The Greek Orthodox Church values him as one of the greatest theologians and one of the three pillars of that Church, along with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen. Due to his intellectual formation and his origin, he is the only one of the great Oriental Fathers who comes from the School of Antioch.
This Father of the Church was famous for his public speeches and for his denunciation of the abuses of the imperial authorities and the licentious life of the Byzantine clergy. His confrontation with the court of Emperor Arcadius and his wife Aelia Eudoxia resulted in his banishment. Temporarily reinstated in his episcopal see, he was ultimately deposed and exiled until his death.