This book begins with a biographical sketch of St. John Chrysostom's life, and then compares the thinking of major Western and Eastern Church Fathers before and during Chrysostom's time on issues relating to human sexuality. The rest of the book is devoted to discussing Chrysostom's theology of sexuality and marriage, his attitudes towards men and women in general, his theological understanding of the ontological relationship between man and woman in general, and his views on how this relationship is to be worked out in daily life, especially in the realms of the family, the society at large, and the Church.
Dr. David Ford is Assistant Professor of Church History at St. Tikhon's Orthodox Seminary.
Softbound. 246 pp.