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The Dialogue of Palladius Concerning the Life of Chrysostom
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The Dialogue of Palladius Concerning the Life of Chrysostom

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SPCK, Macmillan Co. 1921

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This treatise, attributed to Palladius, the bishop of Aspuna, gives us a full biography of John Chrysostom and includes eyewitness accounts of the orator’s life. It address Chrysostom’s personality and demeanor—highlighting both his moral failures and triumphs. The Life of Chrysostom is written in a dialogue form and has been translated from a Greek manuscript. An introduction by Herbert Moore discusses the authorship, the premise of the book, and presents an overview of Chrysostom’s life.

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Key Features

  • Provides a complete biography of John Chrysostom
  • Offers a vibrant picture of the man, and the life of the church at the time that he lived
  • Contains dialogue that boldly approaches the criticisms of Chrysostom


  • Introductory
  • Chrysostom’s Letter to Innocent
  • The Emperor of Rome Takes Notice
  • The Bishop Begins His Narrative
  • The Early Career of Chrysostom
  • The Beginning of Trouble
  • Theophilus, the Monks and Chrysostom
  • First Expulsion of Chrysostom
  • Intrigues and Violence at Constantinople
  • Chrysostom’s Departure, and Its Sequel
  • Exile and Death of Chrysostom
  • A Defence of Chrysostom’s Abstemious Habits
  • A Defence Against the Charge of Tyrannical Depositions
  • The Trial of Antoninus, Chrysostom’s Visit to Ephesus
  • Six Bishops Deposed—Chrysostom’s Work Undone
  • Porphyrius
  • The Virtues of the Monks, and of Olympias
  • Chrysostom’s Ideals
  • A Defence against the Charges of Pride and Insolence
  • The Sufferings of the Saints, and the Providence of God

Product Details

  • Title: The Dialogue of Palladius Concerning the Life of Chrysostom
  • Author: Herbert Moore
  • Publisher: SPCK
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 265

About Herbert Moore

Herbert Moore (1863–1942) was an English scholar and priest.