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The Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles (2 vols.)

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Archbishop of Constantinople and influential early Church Father John Chrysostom was known for his eloquent preaching. His homilies were not written, but spoken to the people, often transcribed by listeners for wider distribution. Direct and personal in style, his teaching often targeted Christian involvement in the materialism and paganism surrounding the early church.

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  • Contains biblical commentary from one of Christianity’s most influential preachers and theologians
  • Reveals how some of the early Christians viewed the book of Acts
  • Provides a detailed exploration of the first 12 chapters of Acts of the Apostles

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“For this, in fact, is just what this Book is: a Demonstration of the Resurrectiond: this being once believed, the rest would come in due course.” (Page 5)

“The Gospels, then, are a history of what Christ did and said; but the Acts, of what that other Comforter said and did” (Page 13)

“But observe this holy man—Barnabas, I mean—how he looked not to his own interests, but hasted to Tarsus.” (Page 358)

“the very thing that gives one a right to be believed, is the having learned from eyewitnesses” (Page 6)

“once so timorous and void of understanding, on the sudden become quite other than they were;” (Page 2)

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The Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles: Part 1, Hom. 1–28

  • Author: John Chrysostom
  • Translator: Charles Marriot
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Publication Date: 1851
  • Pages: 399

This volume of Chrysostom’s Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles contains 28 homilies which delve into the religious and moral subjects addressed in Acts, as well as a clear and contextual exposition on the discourses of Saints Peter, Stephen, James, and Paul which are recorded in the Acts. These homilies paint a portrait not only of the Apostles, but of John Chrysostom himself.

The Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles: Part 2, Hom. 29–55

  • Author: John Chrysostom
  • Translator: Charles Marriot
  • Publisher: John Henry Parker
  • Publication Date: 1851
  • Pages: 740

These 27 homilies were delivered in AD 400, a period of strife in Constantinople, and they continue his expositions on the Acts. This second volume completes The Homilies on the Acts of the Apostles, which has been called one of the stand-alone writings of the first ten centuries of Christendom.

About John Chrysostom

John Chrysostom (c. 347–407) was the archbishop of Constantinople and an influential Early Church Father. He was known for his oratorical skills and was given the epithet Chrysostom, or “golden-mouthed,” after his death. His homilies consistently emphasize care for the poor. He is one of the Three Holy Hierarchs, along with Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzus. Both the Orthodox and Catholic churches recognize him as a saint and a doctor of the Church.


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