Sunday, November 25, 2007

St. John Chrysostom and the Jews

MYTH
John Chrysostom was a raving anti-Semitic sinful bigot

Abstract: Scholar Robert Louis Wilken shows that St. John Chrysostom ("Golden-Mouth") was not an anti-Semite and explains why the saint used harsh, uncompromising language in the eight homilies he delivered to Judaizing Antiochene Christians toward the close of the fourth century A.D. Those who accuse the saint of anti-Semitism, such as the heterodox James P. Carroll (author of the blatantly anti-Catholic, historically inaccurate book Constantine's Sword), are simply wrong.

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