John Chrysostom and Goths : christianization efforts



Year of publication 2019
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description This paper focus on how John Chrysostom, patriarch of Constantinople influenced the christianization of the Goths and barbarians. Through his written legacy, which is preserved mainly in letters and homilies, we can find out more about his attitude towards the barbarians and about his perception towards the spreading of the christianity among them, and also its problematic forms like arianism. We also know about his chistianization efforts beyond the borders of the Roman Empire. It was conducted within the Crimean area, which was inhabited by Goths. Thanks to all these efforts and the written sources we can reconstruct the role of christianity in the integration issues of barbarians within the Roman Empire, but also we can research which role barbarians played in his eyes in the history of salvations.
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