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John of Damascus, Saint

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Works: 674 works in 1,338 publications in 10 languages and 16,247 library holdings
Genres: Legends  Romances  Biographies  Sermons  Requiems  History  Controversial literature  Manuscripts  Sayings  Biography 
Roles: Author, Dubious author, Lyricist, Composer
Classifications: PA3612, 281.4
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St. John Damascene: Barlaam and Ioasaph by Johannes( Book )

53 editions published between 1474 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BARLAAM and JOSAPHAT (IOASAPH) were believed to have re-converted India after her lapse from conversion to Christianity by St. Thomas, and were numbered among the Christian Saints. Centuries ago likenesses were noticed between the life of Josaphat and the life of the Buddha, but not till the mid nineteenth century was it recognised that in Josaphat, the Buddha had been venerated as a Christian Saint for about a thousand years. The resemblances are in incidents, doctrine, and philosophy, but the romance as a whole is new, with little that is peculiar to Buddhism, and is influenced by the faith (Manichaeism) of Mani, though Barlaam's rules of abstinence resemble the Buddhist monk's. The origin of the story appears to be a Manichaean tract produced in Central Asia. It was welcomed by the Arabs and the Georgians. The Greek romance of Barlaam appears separately first in the 11th century. Most of the Greek MSS attribute the story to 'John the Monk, ' and it is only some later scribes who identify this John with Saint John Damascene (c. 676-749). There is strong evidence in Latin and Georgian as well as Greek that it was the Georgian Euthymius (who died in 1028) who caused the story to be translated from Georgian into Greek, the whole being reshaped and supplemented. The Greek romance soon spread throughout Christendom, and was translated into Latin, Old Slavonic, Armenian, and Christian Arabic. An English version (from Latin) was used by Shakespeare in his caskets-scene in The Merchant of Venice
Writings: [The fount of Knowledge] by John( Book )

26 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barlam and Iosaphat : a Middle English life of Buddha( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the divine images : three apologies against those who attack the divine images by John( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three treatises on the divine images by John( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homélies sur la nativité et la dormition by John( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in French and English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Requiem 1983-1984 : based on the lyrics of Johannes Damaskinos by Mikis Theodorakis( )

3 editions published in 1999 in Greek, Modern and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Schriften des Johannes von Damaskos by John( Book )

in German and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecrits sur l'Islam by John( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in French and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anonymus dialogus cum Iudaeis : saeculi ut videtur sexti by José H Declerck( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Greek, Ancient and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wider than heaven : eighth-century homilies on the Mother of God( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary, the Virgin of Nazareth, was chosen by God to conceive and give birth to his only Son, Jesus Christ, as foretold by the Old Testament prophets. At the Third Ecumenical Council (Ephesus A.D. 431) Orthodox bishops proclaimed that the Virgin Mary had contained God himself in her womb and, therefore, should be praised as "Birth-giver of God" for her essential role in the mystery of the Incarnation." "At the Church's recognition of her place in christological doctrine, popular veneration of the Virgin grew and feastdays commemorating her began to be added to the Constantinopolitan Church calendar. The twelve sermons translated in this volume are the work of eighth-century preachers John of Damascus, Germanos of Constantinople, Andrew of Crete, John of Euboea, and Kosmas Vestitor and were likely preached in the course of all-night vigils for the feasts in honor of the Virgin."--Jacket
Philosophische Kapitel by John( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in German and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La foi orthodoxe by John( Book )

in French and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barlaam e Josafat by John Esten Keller( Book )

2 editions published in 1979 in Spanish and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Dialektik des Johannes by John( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iōannou Stobaiou Anthologion. Ioannis Stobæi Florilegium by Stobaeus( Book )

15 editions published between 1822 and 1882 in Greek, Ancient and Latin and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La foi orthodoxe, 45-100 by John( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En écrivant vers 730/740 La Foi orthodoxe, Jean Damascène, le dernier des Pères de l'Eglise selon la tradition, ouvrait la voie aux grandes synthèses doctrinales du Moyen Age, tant en Orient qu'en Occident. Son oeuvre, traduite en latin au XIIe siècle, sera beaucoup citée par Thomas d'Aquin dans sa Somme. D'Irénée à Maxime le Confesseur en passant par les Cappadociens et Jean Chrysostome. Jean Damascène a recueilli toute la tradition des premiers siècles chrétiens. Il synthétise cet héritage de l'Antiquité chrétienne pour le transmettre à un Orient désormais dominé par l'islam. Il est lui-même, comme son père et son grand-père, un haut fonctionnaire du califat de Damas, avant de devenir moine et prêtre en Palestine, où il composera son oeuvre théologique
St John Damascene on holy images (pros tous diaballontas tas hagias eikonas) : followed by three sermons on the Assumption (koimēsis) by John( Book )

10 editions published in 1898 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De fide orthodoxa : versions of Burgundio and Cerbanus by John( Book )

12 editions published between 1880 and 1976 in 4 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schriften by John( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the text volume of the first critical edition of the Greek monastic novel The Life of Barlaam and Josaphat, available since the end of 2006. It deals with the question of the authorship - which can now be regarded as resolved - the sources of the text and its influence, the contents, the history of the manuscript together with the various illustration cycles, and the direct translations from the Greek. The volume is completed with a characterization of the new edition and a detailed bibliography
 
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Barlam and Iosaphat : a Middle English life of Buddha
Alternative Names
Damascenus, John, Saint

Giovanni, Damasceno Saint

Ibn Sarjūn, Yaḥyá, Saint

Ioane Damaskeli Saint

Ioann Damaskin, Saint

Ioann of Damascus, Saint

Ioannes Damascenus Saint

Iōannēs, Damaskēnos, Saint

Jan van Damascus, Saint

Jean Damascène, Saint

Joannes Damascenus Saint

Jōannēs, Damaskēnos, Saint

Joannes of Damascus, Saint

Johannes Damascenus, Saint

Johannes den Damascener, Saint

Johannes von Damaskos, Saint

Johannes von Damaskus, Saint

John Damascene Saint

Jovan Damaskin Saint

Juan Damasceno Saint

Yaḥyā ibn Sarǵun, Saint

Yaḥyá ibn Sarjūn, Saint

Yanan ibn Mansur Saint

Yuḥannā, al-Dimashqī, Saint

Иоанн, Дамаскин, Saint

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Writings: [The fount of Knowledge]Barlam and Iosaphat : a Middle English life of BuddhaOn the divine images : three apologies against those who attack the divine imagesThree treatises on the divine imagesDie Schriften des Johannes von DamaskosWider than heaven : eighth-century homilies on the Mother of GodSchriften