The fact that this little volume is one of a series on a settled plan, and with welldefined limits, may obviate in some measure the charge of presumption to which the author would otherwise have been liable. For to portray, in anything like due proportion, such an historical character as John of Damascus, would require a far larger canvas and a hand of more varied powers. It is not indeed too much to say that, for any adequate representation of such a character, a threefold ability would be needful. For besides his position as a theologian of the Eastern Church, we have to regard him as closely connected with the rise of Mahometanism; and, further still, as a Christian poet, whose hymns are sung by myriads at this very day. But while feeling how incomplete, on that account, such an essay as the present one must of necessity be, the author has endeavoured to make it of some little value, as the result of an attentive study of -the writings of St. John Damascene.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - J. H. Lupton
Published Date - August 28 2019
ISBN - 9780267673254
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm
Page Count - 236
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