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Known also as St. John of Damascus in the West, in eastern churches
he is referred to as St. John Damascene. A creative and brilliant mind,
St John studied law, philosophy, theology and music. Some of the hymns
he composed are still used to this day in monasteries throughout the
world. St. John belongs both to Orthodox Christians and to Roman
Catholics, and his work is of great interest to Protestants as well. He
has valuable things to say to all of us. A classic work of theology, St. John Damascene begins by addressing the attributes of God, and covers the major dogmas of the Orthodox faith with succinct clarity. Working from the Philip Schaff translation, this present volume is intended to make the work more accessible and readable in book form. The language has been lightly altered in order to reflect current language, but no modification has been made to reflect current ideology (in other words, issues pertaining to gender specific language and other sensitivities are completely ignored in this revision). Check out the Table of Contents for an idea of the scope of St. john Damascene's work.
Chapter I.--That the Deity is
incomprehensible, and that we ought not
Chapter II.--Concerning things utterable and
things unutterable, and things knowable and thing unknowable.
Chapter III.--Proof that there is a God.
Chapter IV.--Concerning the nature of Deity:
that it is incomprehensible.
Chapter V.--Proof that God is one and not
Chapter VI.--Concerning the Word and the Son
of God: a reasoned proof.
Chapter VII.--Concerning the Holy Spirit, a
Chapter VIII.--Concerning the Holy Trinity.
Chapter IX.--Concerning what is affirmed
Chapter X.--Concerning divine union and
Chapter XI.--Concerning what is affirmed
about God as though He had body.
Chapter XII.--Concerning the Same.
Chapter XIII.--Concerning the place of God:
and that the Deity alone is uncircumscribed.
Chapter XIV.--The properties of the divine
Chapter I.--Concerning æon or age.
Chapter II.--Concerning the creation.
Chapter III.--Concerning angels.
Chapter IV.--Concerning the devil and demons.
Chapter V.--Concerning the visible creation.
Chapter VI.--Concerning the Heaven.
Chapter VII.--Concerning light, fire, the
luminaries, sun, moon and stars.
Chapter VIII.--Concerning air and winds.
Chapter IX.--Concerning the waters.
Chapter X.--Concerning earth and its
Chapter XI.--Concerning Paradise.
Chapter XII.--Concerning Man.
Chapter XIII.--Concerning Pleasures.
Chapter XIV.--Concerning Pain.
Chapter XV.--Concerning Fear.
Chapter XVI.--Concerning Anger.
Chapter XVII.--Concerning Imagination.
Chapter XVIII.--Concerning Sensation.
Chapter XIX.--Concerning Thought.
Chapter XX.--Concerning Memory.
Chapter XXI.--Concerning Conception and
Chapter XXII.--Concerning Passion and Energy.
Chapter XXIII.--Concerning Energy.
Chapter XXIV.--Concerning what is Voluntary
and what is Involuntary.
Chapter XXV.--Concerning what is in our own
power, that is, concerning Free-will .
Chapter XXVI.--Concerning Events .
Chapter XXVII.--Concerning the reason of our
endowment with Free-will.
Chapter XXVIII.--Concerning what is not in
Chapter XXIX.--Concerning Providence.
Chapter XXX.--Concerning Prescience and
Chapter I.--Concerning the Divine OEconomy
and God's care over us, and
Chapter II. --Concerning the manner in which
the Word was conceived, and concerning His divine incarnation.
Chapter III.--Concerning Christ's two
natures, in opposition to those who hold that He has only one .
Chapter IV.--Concerning the manner of the
Mutual Communication .
Chapter V.--Concerning the number of the
Chapter VI.--That in one of its subsistences
the divine nature is united in its entirety to the human nature, in its
entirety and not only part to part.
Chapter VII.--Concerning the one compound
subsistence of God the Word.
Chapter VIII.--In reply to those who ask
whether the natures of the Lord are brought under a continuous or a
discontinuous quantity .
Chapter IX.--In reply to the question whether
there is Nature that has no Subsistence.
Chapter X.--Concerning the Trisagium
("the Thrice Holy").
Chapter XI.--Concerning the Nature as viewed
in Species and in Individual, and concerning the difference between Union and
Incarnation: and how this is to be understood, "The one Nature of God the
Chapter XII.--That the holy Virgin is the
Mother of God: an argument directed against the Nestorians.
Chapter XIII.--Concerning the properties of
the two Natures.
Chapter XIV.--Concerning the volitions and
free-will of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Chapter XV.--Concerning the energies in our
Lord Jesus Christ.
Chapter XVI.--In reply to those who say
"If man has two natures and two energies, Christ must be held to have
three natures and as many energies."
Chapter XVII.--Concerning the deification of
the nature of our Lord's flesh and of His will.
Chapter XVIII.--Further concerning volitions
and free-wills: minds, too, and knowledges and wisdoms.
Chapter XIX.--Concerning the theandric
Chapter XX.--Concerning the natural and innocent
Chapter XXI.--Concerning ignorance and
Chapter XXII.--Concerning His growth.
Chapter XXIII.--Concerning His Fear.
Chapter XXIV.--Concerning our Lord's Praying.
Chapter XXV.--Concerning the Appropriation.
Chapter XXVI.--Concerning the Passion of our
Lord's body, and the Impassibility of His divinity.
Chapter XXVII.--Concerning the fact that the
divinity of the Word remained inseparable from the soul and the body, even at
our Lord's death, and that His subsistence continued one.
Chapter XXVIII.--Concerning Corruption and
Chapter XXIX.--Concerning the Descent to
Chapter I.--Concerning what followed the
Chapter II.--Concerning the sitting at the
right hand of the Father.
Chapter III.--In reply to those who say
"If Christ has two natures, either ye do service to the creature in
worshipping created nature, or ye say that there is one nature to be
worshipped, and another not to be worshipped."
Chapter IV.--Why it was the Son of God, and
not the Father or the Spirit, that became man: and what having became man He
Chapter V.--In reply to those who ask if
Christ's subsistence is create or uncreate.
Chapter VI.--Concerning the question, when
Christ was called.
Chapter VII.--In answer to those who enquire
whether the holy Mother of God bore two natures, and whether two natures hung
upon the Cross.
Chapter VIII.--How the Only-begotten Son of
God is called first-born.
Chapter IX.--Concerning Faith and Baptism.
Chapter X.--Concerning Faith.
Chapter XI.--Concerning the Cross and here
further concerning Faith.
Chapter XII.--Concerning Worship towards the
Chapter XIII.--Concerning the holy and
immaculate Mysteries of the Lord.
Chapter XIV.--Concerning our Lord's genealogy
and concerning the holy Mother of God .
Chapter XV.--Concerning the honour due to the
Saints and their remains.
Chapter XVI.--Concerning Images .
Chapter XVII.--Concerning Scripture .
Chapter XVIII.--Regarding the things said
Chapter XIX.--That God is not the cause of
Chapter XX.--That there are not two Kingdoms.
Chapter XXI.--The purpose for which God in
His foreknowledge created persons who would sin and not repent.
Chapter XXII.--Concerning the law of God and
the law of sin.
Chapter XXIII.--Against the Jews on the
question of the Sabbath.
Chapter XXIV.--Concerning Virginity.
Chapter XXV.--Concerning the Circumcision.
Chapter XXVI.--Concerning the Antichrist .
Chapter XXVII.--Concerning the Resurrection.
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