Publisher: Holy Cross Press
"These sermons plunge us into the faith and liturgical life of one of early Christianity's most dynamic communities, and offer us a new vision of how engaging and provocative good Biblical preaching can be. In this superb translation, they come brilliantly alive for the modern English reader." -Brian E. Daley, S.J., Catherine F. Husking Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
In fourth-century Antioch, St. John Chrysostom delivered a series of eight Lenten homilies on the Book of Genesis. Through his commentaries on the Creation and Fall, he touches on a wide range of moral topics, including the need for compassion toward the poor, the role of prayer in family life and the place of the faithful in society-issues as relevant today as in Chrysostom's time.
These stirring sermons are at last available here in a modern English translation worthy of the great preacher known as Golden Mouth.
Robert Charles Hill has written extensively on the Antioch Fathers. His translations of St. John Chrysostom include a three-volume series of homilies on the Old Testament and a two-volume series of commentaries on the Psalms.