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St. Methodius: the Symposium, A Treatise on Chastity (Ancient Christian Writers #27)

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A monumental project which brings the English-speaking work key selections from the remarkable literature of early Christianity -- vertiable trasures of Christian faith and theology in superb translations.
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 1st 1958 by Paulist Press (first published September 1958)
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Jul 09, 2016 Alan Fuller rated it it was amazing
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Methodius was one of the early Christian Fathers and martyrs. He wrote this treatise on chastity called Symposium. In structure it somewhat resembled Plato's Symposium.

The main value of this book is that it shows how early Christian scholars interpreted the scriptures. Sometimes the Alexandrian scholar Origen is identified as the one who brought allegory into the church, even though Philo and the Pharisees often used allegory. Jesus Himself taught in parables, a metaphoric form of teaching. Meth
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