Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

[Sancti patris nostri Joannis Chrysostomi archiepiscopi Constantinopolitani Opera Omnia... sex posteriores in Novi Testamenti libros Homilias complectuntur] (The Complete Works of Our Holy Father, Saint John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople... the Six Latter Tomes Comprising Homilies on the New Testament)

Frankfurt: the Heirs of M. Birckner, [1723]. Hardcover. Six tomes (of twelve) bound in two volumes, folio. Vol. 1: [12]pp., 932 cols.; [4], 150pp., 720 cols.; [2]pp., 480 cols. Vol. 2: [2]pp., 406 cols., [1 = blank]p.; [2]pp., 1072 cols.; [2]pp., 979 cols. Each part with separate half title. Greek and Latin text in parallel columns (numbered as columns); Homilies on Matthew in vol. 1 in Latin only (numbered as pages).Contemporary full vellum with gilt lettering and decorative ruling on spine. Edges stained green. Decorative and historiated head and tailpieces, and initials. Covers moderately soiled. Vellum fore-edges of the first volume pulled loose and rumpling endleaves.

Later edition of the New Testament homilies of John Chrysostom (ca. 347-407) which comprise the latter six parts of a twelve-part publication. (The first six tomes contain various smaller works by the author.) Only the first tome has a full, general title page; the six latter tomes in the present set have only half-titles, which lack any publication information. "Deacon and priest at Antioch and later patriarch of Constantinople, [he] bears the surname Chrysostom, "golden mouth," in tribute to his great oratorical powers. An impassioned preacher and pastor, Chrysostom was one of the most prolific, important and influential exegetes in the early church... Chrysostom's exegesis of the Bible, in line with the Antiochene school of which is writings are the best representative, has been characterized as logical, literal, sober, restrained, commonsensical, grammatical, detailed and historical. This "matter-of-fact exposition of the text" (Pelikan, 19) is the hallmark of the Antiochene school, in distinction from its rival, the Alexandrian school, which emphasized the allegorical, the symbolic, the spiritual meaning of the text" (McKim).

Provenance: Bookplates of the Library of the Allegheny Theological Seminary at front paste-downs.

Tomus I: Index of authors in the Gospel of Matthew (Latin), Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew (Greek, Latin).
Tomus II: Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew of uncertain authorship ("incerto authore" - in Latin only), Gospel of John (Greek, Latin), Apocalypse of St. John (574, Greek, Latin)
Tomus III: Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles by John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople (Greek & Latin)

Tomus IV: Prologue to Paul's letter to the Romans (Greek, Latin)
Tomus V: First and second epistle to the Corinthians (Greek, Latin); Six letters to the Galatians (Greek, Latin); Letters to the Ephesians (Greek, Latin)
Tomus VI: Epistles to Philipians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Timothy,Titus, Philemon, and Hebrews (Greek, Latin). Good+. Item #47027

Price: $650.00

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