Diagnosing Heresy: Ps.-Martyrius’s Funerary Speech for John Chrysostom

  title={Diagnosing Heresy: Ps.-Martyrius’s Funerary Speech for John Chrysostom},
  author={J. Barry},
  journal={Journal of Early Christian Studies},
  pages={395 - 418}
  • J. Barry
  • Published 2016
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Early Christian Studies
  • Abstract:John Chrysostom died ignominiously as an exiled and condemned heretic. Yet, early biographers worked to reverse his reputation and transformed John into a symbol of Christian orthodoxy. In this essay, I examine how one such biographer, Ps.-Martyrius, managed this task through the language of proper diagnosis. In his Funerary Speech for John Chrysostom, Ps.-Martyrius differentiates the symptoms of the disease of heresy from the symptoms of righteous suffering. To make his case, Ps… CONTINUE READING
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