15 September 2010

Patristic Quote of the Day

Now this is why Adam is a type of Christ. How a type? It will be said. Why in that, as the former became to those who were sprung from him, although they had not eaten of the tree, the cause of that death which by his eating was introduced; thus also did Christ become to those sprung from Him, even though they had not wrought righteousness, the Provider of that righteousness which through His Cross He graciously bestowed on us all. -- St. John Chrysostom, Homily 10 on Romans


bunnycatch3r said...

In this sense could St. John Chrysostom have written that Eve is a type of Christ? We seem to have such a deficiency when it comes to feminine metaphors within the faith that I think it would have been helpful had he written so.

William Weedon said...

Well, he was commenting upon the Spirit inspired words of Paul in Romans 5 where the typology is Adam and Christ.