Johannes Chrysostomus in Konstantinopel (398–404) 978-3-16-158680-4 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Claudia Tiersch

Johannes Chrysostomus in Konstantinopel (398–404)

Weltsicht und Wirken eines Bischofs in der Hauptstadt des Oströmischen Reiches

[St. John Chrysostom in Constantinople (398–404). The Views and Work of a Bishop in the Capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. By Claudia Tiersch.]

unrevised e-book edition 2020; Original edition 2002; 2002. X, 475 pages.

Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum / Studies and Texts in Antiquity and Christianity 6

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What caused the fall of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople from 398–404 AD? Claudia Tiersch examines the Bishop's conduct in office, his interaction with the urban, court and church structures in Constantinople and describes his relationship to various social groups in the capital city. The author sees the decisive factors for the increasing resistance to him, especially from the highest circles, in the Bishop's socially non-conformist life-style and in his consistent demands for a reform of earthly structures according to biblical norms , in which Chrysostom did not show any compatibility between Christian ideals and social norms. As a result of this, members of the social elite increasingly regarded him as a threat to society.
What caused the fall of St. John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinople from 398–404 AD? Claudia Tiersch examines the Bishop's conduct in office, his interaction with the urban, court and church structures in Constantinople and describes his relationship to various social groups in the capital city. The author sees the decisive factors for the increasing resistance to him, especially from the highest circles, in the Bishop's socially non-conformist life-style and in his consistent demands for a reform of earthly structures according to biblical norms , in which Chrysostom did not show any compatibility between Christian ideals and social norms. As a result of this, members of the social elite increasingly regarded him as a threat to society.
Authors/Editors

Claudia Tiersch Geboren 1967; 1987–93 Studium der Alten Geschichte in Leipzig und München; 1993–96 Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Alte Geschichte an der Technischen Universität Dresden; seit 1997 wiss. Mitarbeiterin am Sonderforschungsbereich 'Institutionalität und Geschichtlichkeit' an der Technischen Universität Dresden; 1998 Promotion.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitschr. f. Kirchengeschichte — Bd.116 (2005), H.3, S.388ff (Peter Gemeinhardt)
In: Cristianesimo nella storia — Vol.25 (2004), S.247ff (Sergio Zincone)
In: Byzantinische Zeitschrift — Bd.96 (2003), H.2, S.789ff (Hans-Dieter Döpmann)
In: H-Soz-u-Kult — hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de (Tassilo Schmitt)
In: Historische Zeitschrift — Bd.278 (2004), S.158f (Hartmut Leppin)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — Jg.130 (2005), H.11, S.1197ff (Silke-Petra Bergjan)
In: Tijdschrift voor Theologie — Jg.42 (2002), H.4, S. 412 (L. Meulenberg)