(Johannes Damascenus; John Damascene; b. perhaps ca. 675 [as early as 645? as late as 700?]; d. ca. 750). Called Chrysorrhoas (Gk. Golden Speaker). B. Damascus; monk in a monastery near Jerusalem; priest; hymnist. Involved in iconoclastic* controversy. Works include De haeresibus; Expositio accurata fidei orthodoxae; De sacris imaginibus; Sacra parallela; hymns Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain and The Day of Resurrection. See also Abu Qurra, Theodorus; Fathers of the Church.
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