• An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith

  • Linked to the Bible; Includes Footnotes
  • By: Saint John of Damascus
  • Narrated by: Peter Brooke
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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In this classic book, John of Damascus laboured to form one complete, clear, and brief theological work that would summarize all Christian doctrine that had been passed down and agreed upon. The following was said of the book: The result was an inexhaustible storehouse of tradition in which nothing is to be found that has not been either approved by the ecumenical synods or by the established leaders of the Church. 

He followed, mostly Gregory of Nazianzus, who, from the great accuracy of his education in divine matters, earned the title "The Theologian", and who has left scarcely any chapter of Christian learning untouched, and is free from any taint of the slightest error. John had read his books so carefully that he seemed to hold them all in the embrace of his memory. So that throughout this work you may hear not John of Damascus so much as Gregory the Theologian expounding the mysteries of the true orthodox faith. John further made use of Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Nemesius, bishop of Emesa in Syria, Cyril of Alexandria, Leo the Great, Leontius of Byzantium, the martyr Maximus: also Athanasius, Chrysostom, Epiphanius, and, not to mention many others. From all these he culled on every hand the flower of their opinions, and put together the most sweet honey of soundest doctrine. For his goal was, not to form views of his own or anything novel, but only to collect into one single theological work the opinions of the ancients.

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the ruler cut off this saints right hand.

God gave him a new hand to write this
when he touched it to the Icon of the Virgin Mary

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A Time Capsule of Christian Doctrine

An encouraging window into the most critical doctrines of the Christian faith. Complex yet accessable. Detailed in parts yet still interesting. A blessing to listen to if you believe these things. The modern Christian will benefit from focusing on the core truths of the faith, as various groups in our day and age have obscured many of them and added so much superfluousness.

This spoke to several situations in my life and helped me focus on the beauty of what we believe.

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Illuminating!

St. John Damascene's book is a very early forerunner of scholastic theology. This production is a very profitable audio!

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The sweet purity of Orthodoxy

There’s such peace that is shared through the faith in which St. John of Damascus has written this work. Praise be to God for the insight, the knowledge, the hope, and the love that resonates from the ancient times to today. The Word of God is Eternal.

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this book keeps pausing itself every couple of seconds.. not sure why, other books I have aren't doing that. such a beautiful book, I wish it worked!

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Difficult without notes

There is terminology used that needs to be defined. For example, what is meant by “subsistence”? It’s also repetitive, stylistically, and I can’t help but think of the “holy hand grenade”. To my untrained ears, the book sounds like word salad, for the most part.