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Metanoia in the thinking of Saint John Chrysostom
Metanoia in the thinking of Saint John Chrysostom

Author(s): Vasile Raduca
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion
Published by: Ideas Forum International Academic and Scientific Association
Keywords: Repentance; metanoia; sin; restoration; charity; prayer;

Summary/Abstract: The present article deals with the Mystery of Repentance and its practice in the thinking of Saint John Chrysostom. Saint John’s contribution to the evolution of this Christian practice is exceptional. He is the first Church Father who gave special attention to the spiritual aspect of repentance. In the approach of this aspect, he is similar to what we see in the Father’s Apothegms, however, without taking these aspects from there. He had found them in the practice of the Church of Antioch and demonstrated their worth like no one else in his time. This aspect of Saint John Chrysostom’s thinking, along with others, highlights his extraordinary personality and quality.

  • Issue Year: 2/2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 5-12
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English