16 July 2006

Patristic Quote for the Day

"Let a man's diction be beggarly and his verbal composition simple and artless, but let him not be inexpert in the knowledge and careful statement of doctrine." - St. John Chrysostom, On the Priesthood IV.6


Anonymous said...

Not the philosophy of the typical televangelist.

Can you share the book(s)from which you are getting the patristic quotes or where I might acquire them.


William Weedon said...

Dear Stagiare,

I draw from a variety of sources, but I try to indicate them after the quote. This one is from the book *On the Priesthood* published by SVS Press - part of their great and CHEAP patristic series in paperback!

Chaz said...

Chrysostom certainly did NOT follow the first part of that advice.