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Johannes Damascenus

Works: 296 works in 579 publications in 7 languages and 1,358 library holdings
Genres: Legends  Romances  History  Controversial literature  Commentaries  Terminology  Aphorisms 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Translator
Classifications: PA3612, 294.3
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Most widely held works by Johannes
St. John Damascene: Barlaam and Ioasaph by Joan( Book )

76 editions published between 1474 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the best known examples of the hagiographic novel, this is the tale of an Indian prince who becomes aware of the world's miseries and is converted to Christianity by the monk Barlaam. Barlaam and Josaphat (Ioasaph) were believed to have re-converted India after her lapse from conversion to Christianity, and they were numbered among the Christian saints. Centuries ago likenesses were noticed between the life of Josaphat and the life of the Buddha; the resemblances are in incidents, doctrine, and philosophy, and Barlaam's rules of abstinence resemble the Buddhist monk's. 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 origin of the story of Barlaam and Ioasaph--which in itself has little peculiar to Buddhism--appears to be a Manichaean tract produced in Central Asia. It was welcomed by the Arabs and by the Georgians. The Greek romance of Barlaam appears separately first in the 11th century. Most of the Greek manuscripts attribute the story to John the Monk, and it is only some later scribes who identify this John with John Damascene (ca. 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 Arabic. An English version (from Latin) was used by Shakespeare in his caskets scene in The Merchant of Venice. David M. Lang's Introduction traces parallels between the Buddhist and Christian legends, discusses the importance of Arabic versions, and notes influences of the Manichaean creed
Des Heiligen Johannes von Damaskus genaue Darlegung des orthodoxen Glaubens by Johannes( Book )

8 editions published in 1923 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecrits sur l'Islam by John( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in French and Greek, Ancient and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qvantvm Defvnctis Prosint Viventivm Bona Opera by Johannes( Book )

4 editions published in 1520 in Latin and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Titi Bostrensis Contra Manichaeos libri IV, Graece et Syriace by Titus( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in Greek, Ancient and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rédigé en 363-364, le traité 'Contre les Manichéens' de Titus de Bostra est la plus importante réfutation chrétienne du manichéisme. Elle se distingue par sa composition en deux volets (réfutation rationnelle et réfutation scripturaire) et par la richesse de sa documentation (on y dénombre près de 150 "citations" manichéennes"). Préservé en grec aux deux-tiers et intégralement dans une version syriaque de la fin du IVe ou du début du du Ve siècle, cet ouvrage capital pour l'histoire du christianisme ancien fait ici l'objet, pour la première fois, d'une édition critique synoptique intégrale des textes grec et syriaque, accompagnée d'une édition critique des extraits préservés en grec dans les 'Sacra Parallela' de Jean Damascène."--Publisher description
Contra imaginum calumniatores orationes tres by Johannes( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lehrbuch der Dogmengeschichte by K. R Hagenbach( Book )

2 editions published between 1840 and 1841 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialectica by John( Book )

2 editions published in 1953 in Latin and German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prvdentii Poetae Opera by Prudentius( Book )

4 editions published in 1501 in 3 languages and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of ancient Christian poetry, partly in Latin, partly in Greek with Latin translation, containing works by Aurelius Prudentius, Prosperus Aquitanicus, Joannes Damascences, Cosmo Hagiopolites and Theophanes
Drei Verteidigungsschriften gegen diejenigen, welche die heiligen Bilder verwerfen by Johannes( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexandri Benedicti Medici clariß. Anatomice, siue Hystoria corporis humani : Libri quinque. Eiusdem Aphorismorum liber. Aphorismi Damascaeni. Hippocratis iusiurandum by Alessandro Benedetti( Book )

4 editions published in 1528 in Latin and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentarii in epistulas Pauli by Johannes( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Greek, Ancient and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Dogmatik (Ekthesis akribēs tēs orthodoxu pisteōs) des Johannes von Damaskus in den slavischen Übersetzungen des 14. - 18. Jahrhunderts by John( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in 4 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La foi orthodoxe by Ioannes( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Greek, Ancient and French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
St. John Damascene: Barlaam and Ioasaph
Alternative Names
Arela, Johannes 675-749

Damanscensus Chrysoroas 675-749

Damanscenus Chrysoroa 675-749


Damascène, Jean 675-749

Damascene, Jean de 675-749


Damascenus Chrysoroa 675-749

Damascenus Chrysoroas 675-749

Damascenus, Ioannes.

Damascenus, Johannes 675-749

Damascenus, Johannes, svatý, 675-749

Damasco, Giovanni di 675-749

Damaskas Joans sīriešu mūks un garīdznieks

Damaskeli, Ioane 675-749

Damaskenos, Johannes 675-749

Damaskin, Ioann.

Damaskin, Ioann 675-749

Damaszkuszi Szent János szír keresztény szerzetes, teológus, egyházatya és egyháztanító

Dimašqī, Yūḥannā ad- 675-749

Dəməşqli İoann

Giovanni Damasceno 675-749

Giovanni Damasceno presbitero e teologo siriano

Giovanni, Damasceno, Saint

Giovanni di Damasco 675-749

Iahyã Ibn Sargun Ibn Mansur, sant, ca. 675-749

Ianus Damascenus 675-749

Ibn Sarjun, Yahya, Saint

Ioan Damaschinul

Ioane Damaskeli 675-749

Ioane Damaskeli, Saint

Ioann Damaskin.

Ioann Damaskin 675-749

Ioann, Damaskin, Saint

Ioann, of Damascus, Saint

Ioannes Damascenus.

Ioannes Damascenus 675-749

Ioannes Damascenus, Saint

Ióannés Damaskénos

Iōannēs Damaskēnos 675-749

Ioannes, Damaskenos, Saint

Ióannés Damaskénos, svatý, 675-749

Iōannēs ho Damaskēnos 675-749


Iōannīs Ho Damaskīnos.

Iohannes Damascenus

Iohannes Damascenus 675-749

Ivan Damaščanski

Jan Damašský, svatý, 675-749

Jan, van Damascus, Saint

Jan, van Damascus, sant, ca. 675-749

Jan z Damašku

Jan z Damašku, svatý, 675-749

Jan z Damaszku.

Jan z Damaszku teolog, filozof, święty

Janez Damaščan sirski teolog, učenjak, pesnik, glasbenik, svetnik, cerkveni oče in učitelj

Janus Damascenus 675-749

Jean Damascène.

Jean Damascène 675-749

Jean, Damascene, Saint

Jean, Damascène, sant, ca. 675-749

Jean de Damas 675-749

Jo. Damascenus.

Joan Damascè

Joan, Damascè, sant

Joan Damascèn

Joan Damaskokoa

Joannes a Matre Dei 675-749

Joannes Damascenus.

Joannes Damascenus 675-749

Joannes Damascenus, Saint

Joannes, Damascenus, sant, ca. 675-749

Joannes, of Damascus, Saint

João Damasceno

Johannes a Sancta Maria Magdalena 675-749

Johannes a Sancto Savo 675-749

Johannes Arela 675-749

Johannes aus Damaskus 675-749

Johannes av Damaskus

Johannes Chrysorrhoas 675-749

Johannes Damascensus 675-749

Johannes Damascenus presbyter uit Syrië (676-749)

Johannes Damascenus (s. ; ca 675-749). [m]

Johannes, Damascenus, Saint

Johannes Damascenus, svatý, 675-749

Johannes Damaskenos 675-749

Johannes Damaskenus 675-749

Johannes Damaskolainen

Johannes Damaskusest

Johannes, den Damascener, Saint

Johannes från Damaskus

Johannes Mansur 675-749

Johannes Sancti Sabbae 675-749

Johannes Sanctus 675-749

Johannes von Damaskos.

Johannes von Damaskos 675-749

Johannes, von Damaskos, Saint

Johannes von Damaskus.

Johannes von Damaskus 675-749

Johannes von Damaskus, heiliger, 675-749

Johannes von Damaskus orthodoxer christlicher Kirchenvater

Johannes, von Damaskus, Saint

Johannes, von Damaskus, sant, ca. 675-749

Johano de Damasko

John của Damascus

John Damascene.

John Damascene 675-749

John Damascene, Saint

John o Damascus

John of Damascus.

John of Damascus 675-749

John of Damascus hymnodist at Mar Saba, Greek Church father, Eastern Orthodox Saint

John, of Damascus, sant, ca. 675-749

John Saint 675-749

Jovan Damaskin.

Jovan Damaskin, Saint

Juan Damasceno, Saint

Juan, Damasceno, sant, ca. 675-749

Juan Damasceno teólogo y escritor sirio

Mansur, Joannes.

Mesuë der Ältere 675-749

Pseudo-Johannes Damaskenos 675-749

Saint John Damascene 675-749

Seán na Damaisce

Shna Gjoni i Damaskut

St John of Damascus 675-749

Xoán Damasceno

Xuan Damascenu

Yahya ibn Sargun, Saint

Yahya ibn Sarjun, Saint

Yanan ibn Mansur, Saint

Yann Damask

Yohane wa Dameski

Yohanes dari Damaskus

Yūḥannā ad-Dimašqī 675-749

Yuhanna, al-Dimashqi, Saint

Ιωάννης ο Δαμασκηνός

Дамаскин, Иоанн

Йоан Дамаскин

Иоанн Дамаскин христианский святой, почитаемый в лике преподобных, один из Отцов Церкви, богослов, философ и гимнограф

Ян Дамаскін

Іаан Дамаскін

Іоанн Дамаскін

Јован Дамаскин

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יוחנן מדמשק

يوحنا الدمشقى

یوحنا دمشقی مشرقی راسخ الاعتقاد مقدس

یوحنای دمشق

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