An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith by St. John of Damascus

An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith

By St. John of Damascus

  • Release Date: 2012-04-30
  • Genre: Christianity
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This edition of An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith comes complete with a Touch-or-Click Table of Contents, divided by each book.

An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith (Ekdosis akribes tes orthodoxou pisteos) provides a beautiful summary of the dogmatic writings of the Early Church Fathers. This writing was the first work of Scholasticism in Eastern Christianity and an important influence on later Scholastic works.

Saint John of Damascus (c. 676 – 4 December 749) was a Syrian Christian monk and priest. Born and raised in Damascus, he died at his monastery, Mar Saba, near Jerusalem.

A polymath whose fields of interest and contribution included law, theology, philosophy, and music, before being ordained, he served as a Chief Administrator to the Muslim caliph of Damascus, wrote works expounding the Christian faith, and composed hymns which are still in everyday use in Eastern Christian monasteries throughout the world. 

The Catholic Church regards him as a Doctor of the Church, often referred to as the Doctor of the Assumption due to his writings on the Assumption of Mary.

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