St John of Damascus' On the Orthodox Faith published in new translation

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Saint Vladimir's Seminary (SVS) Press has published a new English translation of what many consider to be the final and crowning work of the patristic age, St. John of Damascus’ On the Orthodox Faith.

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Saint John of Damascus was a Syrian monk and priest. Born in the seventh century and raised in Damascus, he died at his monastery, Mar Saba, near Jerusalem. He wrote works expounding the Christian faith and composed hymns which are still used. He is one of the most widely read Fathers and is best known for his strong defense of icons.

Saint John's On the Orthodox Faith addresses all the major areas of Christian belief: Trinitarian theology; Christology; soteriology; the sacraments; the veneration of icons, saints, and relics; and much more. SVS Press's new translation by Norman Russell includes a helpful introduction discussing the origin and reception of the text. This diglot edition, reproducing the critical Greek text on the facing page, is sure to become the standard and classic edition of this central and important patristic work.

This is Volume 3 of St John of Damascus' Fount of Knowledge. Volumes 1–2 are forthcoming.

To purchase a copy of On the Orthodox Faith, visit SVSPress.com or call 1-800-204-BOOK (2665). The book is available in paperback and e-book format.