29 March, 2011

Chrysostom on Abraham & Faith Alone

"The patriarch Abraham himself, before receiving circumcision, had been declared righteous on the score of faith alone: before circumcision, the text says, “Abraham believed God, and credit for it brought him to righteousness.”

John Chrysostom, in Fathers of the Church, Vol. 82, Homilies on Genesis 18-45, 27.7 (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1990), p. 167.
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