Ts026 – John Chrysostom: monk, bishop, exegete

Rafael Zarzeczny, SJ

Course Information

Professor: Rafael Zarzeczny, SJ,

Schedule: 2nd sem.


Saint John Chrysostom is known above all as the greatest homelist of early Christianity. In this seminar, after an introduction to his life and literary heritage, we will read several less well known texts of a predominantly exegetical character.


To read together the works of Chrysostom in order to be better acquainted with his method of biblical exegesis.


Patrologia II, pp. 427-485; CPG II 4305-5197; PG 47-64.

J. Barelle. Œuvres complètes, 19 vol. Paris, 1865-1873. Italian Translation: “Omelie sul vangelo di Matteo,” Roma 2003; “Commento al vangelo di s. Giovanni,” Roma, 1969-1970; “Commento alla prima lettera a Timoteo,” Roma, 1995.

J. N. D. Kelly. Golden Mouth: The Story of John Chrysostom – Ascetic, Preacher, Bishop. London, 1995 (trad. polacca: Bydgoszcz 2001).

R. Brändle. Giovanni Crisostomo. Vescovo, riformatore, martire. Roma, 2007.

Ch. Kannengiesser. Handbook of Patristic Exegesis, vol. 2, pp. 783-798.

A. M. Malingrey, S. Zincone in Nuovo Dizionario Patristico e di Antichità Cristiane, vol. 2, coll. 2223-2224, and S. J. Voicu, ibid., coll. 2228-2229.