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St. John of Damascus


SPCK, E. & J. B. Young & Co. 1882

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Joseph Hirst Lupton celebrates St. John of Damascus as a poet, hymnist, and theologian of the early church. Lupton examines the writings and life events of St. John—particularly his connection with the rise of Islam. He expounds upon the Greek Church in the eighth century and the Iconoclastic controversy, and presents this influential Church Father’s sermons, hymns, scriptural commentaries, and writings on natural science.

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Key Features

  • Explores the life of St. John of Damascus
  • Analyzes his connection with Islam and the Greek Church
  • Contains sermons, hymns, and scriptural commentaries

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About Joseph Hirst Lupton

Joseph Hirst Lupton (1836–1905) graduated from St. John’s College, Cambridge, in 1858. He became second classical master at the City of London School, and was ordained in 1860. He became curate of St. Paul’s, Hampstead. He was a fellow of St. John’s College from 1860 to 1863. In 1864, he was appointed surmaster of St. Paul’s School, a position he held for 35 years. He was appointed Hulsean lecturer in 1887, and a preacher to the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in 1890. He earned his DD in 1896 and won the Seatonian prize at Cambridge for a sacred poem. He wrote several works, including A Life of John Colet.

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