Damascus Orthodox faith
NPNF2-09 .
Damascus: An Exact Exposition of the Orthodox Faith.

  • NPNF2 7-14

  • Headings


    9999 John of Damascus.
    95
    Book I


    101 Chapter I. That the Deity is incomprehensible, and that we ought not to pry into and meddle with tire things which have not been delivered to us by the holy Prophets, and Apostles, and Evangelists.
    102 Chapter II. Concerning things utterable and things unutterable, and things knowable and thinks unknowable.
    103 Chapter III. Proof that there is a God.
    104 Chapter IV. Concerning the nature of Deity: that it is incomprehensible.
    105 Chapter V. Proof that God is one and not many.
    106 Chapter VI. Concerning the Word and the San of God: a reasoned proof.
    107 Chapter VII. Concerning the Holy Spirit, a reasoned proof.
    108 Chapter VIII. Concerning the Holy Trinity.
    109 Chapter IX. Concerning what is affirmed about God.
    110 Chapter X. Concerning divine union and separation.
    111 Chapter XI. Concerning what is affirmed about God as though He had body.
    112 Chapter XII. Concerning the Same.
    113 Chapter XIII. Concerning the place of God: and that the Deity alone is uncircumscribed.
    114 Chapter XIV. The properties of the divine nature.
    Book II.


    201 Chapter I. Concerning aeon or age.
    202 Chapter II. Concerning the creation.
    203 Chapter III Concerning angels.
    204 Chapter IV. Concerning the devil and demons.
    205 Chapter V. Concerning the visible creation.
    206 Chapter VI. Concerning the Heaven.
    207 Chapter VII. Concerning light, fire, the luminaries, sun, moon and stars.
    208 Chapter VIII. Concerning air and winds.
    209 Chapter IX. Concerning the waters.
    210 Chapter X. Concerning earth and its products.
    211 Chapter XI. Concerning Paradise.
    212 Chapter XII. Concerning Man.
    213 Chapter XIII. Concerning Pleasures.
    214 Chapter XIV. Concerning Pain.
    215 Chapter XV. Concerning Fear.Fear is divided into six varieties: viz., shrinking\i\2186\I \0, shame, disgrace, consternation, panic, anxiety\i\2187\I \0.
    216 Chapter XVI. Concerning Anger.
    217 Chapter XVII. Concerning Imagination.
    218 Chapter XVIII. Concerning Sensation.
    219 Chapter XIX. Concerning Thought.
    220 Chapter XX. Concerning Memory.
    221 Chapter XXI. Concerning Conception and Articulation.
    222 Chapter XXII. Concerning Passion and Energy.
    223 Chapter XXIII. Concerning Energy.
    224 Chapter XXIV. Concerning what is Voluntary and what is Involuntary.
    225 Chapter XXV. Concerning what is in our own power, that is, concerning Free-will\
    226 Chapter XXVI. Concerning Events
    227 Chapter XXVII. Concerning the reason of our endowment with Free-will.
    228 Chapter XXVIII. Concerning what is not in our hands.
    229 Chapter XXIX. Concerning Providence.
    230 Chapter XXX. Concerning Prescience and Predestination.

    Book III.


    301 Chapter I. Concerning the Divine Oeconomy and Godís care over us, and concerning our salvation.
    302 Chapter II. IConcerning the manner in which the Word\i\219\I \0was conceived, and concerning His divine incarnation.
    303 Chapter III. Concerning Christís two natures, in apposition to those who hold that He has only one\i\239\I \0.
    304 Chapter IV. Concerning the manner of the Mutual Communication\i\262\I \0.
    305 Chapter V. Concerning the number of the Natures.
    306 Chapter. VI. That in one of its subsistences the divine nature is united in its entirety to the human nature, in its entirety and not only part to part.
    307 Chapter VII. Concerning the one compound subsistence of God the Word.
    308 Chapter VIII. In reply to those who ask whether\i\2108\I \0the natures of the Lord are brought under a continuous or a discontinuous quantity\i\2109\I \0.
    309 Chapter IX. In reply to the question whether there is Nature that has no Subsistence.
    310 Chapter X. Concerning the Trisagium (ďthe Thrice HolyĒ).
    Chapter XI. Concerning the Nature as viewed in Species and in Individual, and concerning the difference between Union and Incarnation:
    312 Chapter XII. That the holy Virgin is the Mother of God: an argument directed against the Nestorians.
    313 Chapter XIII. Concerning the properties of the two Natures.
    314 Chapter XIV. Concerning the volitions and free-will of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    315 Chapter XV. Concerning the energies in our Lord Jesus Christ.
    316 Chapter XVI. In reply to those who say\i\2248\I ďIf man has two natures and two energies, Christ must be held to have three natures and as many energies.Ē
    317 Chapter XVII. Concerning the deification of the nature of our Lordís flesh and of His will.
    318 Chapter XVIII. Further concerning volitions and free-wills: minds, too, and knowledges and wisdoms.
    319 Chapter XIX. Concerning the theandric energy.
    320 Chapter XX. Concerning the natural and innocent passions\i\2280\I \0.
    321 Chapter XXI. Concerning ignorance and servitude.
    322 Chapter XXII. Concerning His growth.
    323 Chapter XXIII. Concerning His Fear.
    324 Chapter XXIV. Concerning our Lordís Praying.
    325 Chapter XXV. Concerning the Appropriation.
    326 Chapter XXVI. Concerning the Passion of our Lordís body, and the Impassibility of His divinity.
    327 Chapter XXVII. Concerning the fact that the divinity of the Word remained inseparable from the soul and the body, even at our Lordís death, and that His subsistence continued one.
    328 Chapter XXVIII. Concerning Corruption and Destruction.
    329 Chapter XXIX. Concerning the Descent to Hades.

    Book IV.


    401 Chapter I. Concerning what followed the Resurrection.
    402 Chapter II. Concerning the sitting at the right hand of the Father.
    Chapter III. In reply to those who say\i5 \IďIf Christ has two natures, either ye do service to the creature in worshipping created nature,
    404 Chapter IV. Why it was the Son of God, and not the Father or the Spirit, that became man: and what having became man He achieved.
    405 Chapter V. In reply to those who ask if Christís subsistence is create or uncreate.
    406 Chapter VI. Concerning the question, when Christ was called.
    407 Chapter VII. In answer to those who enquire whether the holy Mother of God bore two natures, and whether two natures hung upon the Cross.
    408 Chapter VIII. How the Only-begotten Son of God is called first-born.
    409 Chapter IX. Concerning Faith and Baptism.
    410 Chapter X Concerning Faith
    411 Chapter XI Concernin the Cross and here further concerning Faith.
    412 Chapter XII. Concerning Worship towards the East.
    413 Chapter XIII. Concerning the holy and immaculate Mysteries of the Lord.
    414 Chapter XIV. Concerning our Lordís genealogy and concerning the holy Mother of God
    415 Chapter XV. Concerning the honour due to the Saints and their remains.
    416 Chapter XVI. Concerning Images
    417 Chapter XVII. Concerning Scripture
    418 Chapter XVIII. Regarding the things said concerning Christ.
    419 Chapter XIX. That God is not the cause of evils.
    420 Chapter XX. That there are not two Kingdoms.
    421 Chapter XXI. The purpose for which God in His foreknowledge created persons who would sin and not repent.
    422 Chapter XXII. Concerning the law of God and the law of sin.
    423 Chapter XXIII. Against the Jews on the question Sabbath.
    424 Chapter XXIV. Concerning Virginity.
    425 Chapter XXV. Concerning the Circumcision.
    426 Chapter XXVI. Concerning the Antichrist
    427 Chapter XXVII. Concerning the Resurrection.