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

@article{Barry2016DiagnosingHP,
  title={Diagnosing Heresy: Ps.-Martyrius’s Funerary Speech for John Chrysostom},
  author={Jennifer Barry},
  journal={Journal of Early Christian Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={24},
  pages={395 - 418}
}
  • J. Barry
  • Published 2016
  • History
  • 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… 
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