Johannes Chrysostomos und die Christianisierung der Polis 978-3-16-156973-9 - Mohr Siebeck
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Jan R. Stenger

Johannes Chrysostomos und die Christianisierung der Polis

»Damit die Städte Städte werden«

[John Chrysostom and Christianizing the Polis. That the Earthly Cities become Heavenly.]

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Was it possible to live a Christian life in the ancient polis? This question was a recurring one for the church fathers. One particularly vocal critic of urban life in late antiquity was John Chrysostom (c. 349‒407), who was active in two of the most vibrant metropolises of the time, Antioch and Constantinople. Jan R. Stenger examines how Chrysostom portrayed the city in his homilies and writings as well as the rhetorical strategies that the preacher employed in order to transform the polis into a Christian community.
Was it possible to live a Christian life in the ancient polis? This question was a recurring one for the church fathers. One particularly vocal critic of urban life in late antiquity was John Chrysostom (c. 349‒407), who was active in two of the most vibrant metropolises of the time, Antioch and Constantinople. Jan R. Stenger examines how Chrysostom portrayed the city in his homilies and writings as well as the rhetorical strategies that the preacher employed in order to transform the polis into a Christian community.
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Jan R. Stenger Geboren 1972; 2003 Promotion in Klassischer Philologie an der Universität Kiel; 2008 Habilitation an der Universität Kiel; 2008–12 Juniorprofessor für Klassische Philologie an der FU Berlin; seit 2012 MacDowell Chair of Greek an der Universität Glasgow.

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