Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Lewis Spitz

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Romans 9:1; Romans 16:2; Romans 2:26; Romans 16:5; Romans 5:1; 1 Timothy 1:5; 2 Timothy 2:22; Romans 1:8; Romans 1:11; Romans 12:13; Romans 1:7; Romans 1:16; Romans 3:23; Romans 6:12; Romans 6:17; Romans 7:7; Romans 7:17-18; Romans 8:35; Romans 16:27; Romans 15:30; Romans 7:6; Romans 1:13; Romans 3:27; Romans 1:29; Romans 1:14; Romans 2:8; Romans 2:17; Romans 3:19; Romans 3:24; Romans 3:31; Romans 5:5; Romans 5:9;


In view of the fact that the School of Antioch made no little contribution to the history of interpretation and that its hermeneutical principles are relevant to current problems or the Church, a brief study of the historical and grammatical interpretation of John Chrysostom, the most successful representative of the School of Antioch, may be of some value to pastors who wish to preserve the Church from error and to present the Gospel of Christ in all its truth and power. It is the purpose of this paper, therefore, to outline the hermeneutical principles of John Chrysostom and to show how they came to be what they were. It is to indicate the methods or his historical and grammatical interpretation particularly on the basis of his homilies on the epistle to the Romans. It seeks to evaluate Chrysostom's hermeneutical principles rather than the specific results of his exegesis.

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