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Saint Paul and the Jews according to Saint John Chrysostom’s Commentary on Romans 9–11
Saint Paul and the Jews according to Saint John Chrysostom’s Commentary on Romans 9–11

Author(s): Vasile Mihoc
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion
Published by: Universitatea Babes-Bolyai - Centrul de Studii Biblice
Keywords: Romans 9–11; St Paul and the Jews; homilies on Romans 9–11; St John Chrysostom and the Jews; anti-Judaism in St John Chrysostom; salvation of Israel.

Summary/Abstract: The prominent doctor of the Church who was St John Chrysostom is many times accused of anti-Judaism most of all because of his eight sermons Adversus Judaeos which, as a priest in Antioch, he delivered in 387. But there is also another perspective in his homilies. It is the biblical perspective on the role and the place of Israel in God’s economy of the salvation. This perspective clearly appears in St John Chrysostom’s commentary on Rom 9–11, this wonderful Pauline text on the role of Israel and on its final salvation. We see in the homilies 16th–19th which cover the commentary on Romans 9–11 a language of St John Chrysostom that is sensibly different of that in his sermons Against the Jews, even if the great Antiochean still accuses the lack of faith in Christ of the Jews and insists that their final salvation – the ‘mystery’ that St Paul reveals (Rom 11,25) – cannot be realized than by their coming to faith.

  • Issue Year: VI/2008
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 123-138
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English