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Paul’s confrontation of Peter in Antioch, as related in Galatians 2:11-14, caused much consternation for the exegetes of the early church. Controversy over how these two foundational apostles could clash produced multiple divergent theories, and even provided fodder for pagan critics. Chrysostom’s interpretation of the passage is often incorrectly lumped with that of other fathers. This paper looks closely at Chrysostom’s elaborate explanation in his occasional homily on the pericope (In illud: In faciem ei restiti), and compares this to the exegesis found in his better-known sermon series on Galatians (In epistulam ad Galatas commentarius). Close analysis reveals the former as a highly-structured and Christianized encomium to the city of Antioch. Chrysostom’s interpretations are placed in the context of other patristic and pagan uses of the Pauline text, as well as the context of perceptions of authority in the early church.
|Title of host publication||Studia Patristica|
|Subtitle of host publication||Papers presented at the Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2015|
|Place of Publication||Leuven, Belgium|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Dec 2017|
|Event||Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies - University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom|
Duration: 10 Aug 2015 → 14 Aug 2015
|Conference||Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies|
|Period||10/08/15 → 14/08/15|
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Houghton, H. & Parker, D.
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