John of Damascus, Saint biographical name
(born c. 675, Damascusdied Dec. 4, 749, near Jerusalem; Western feast day December 4) Monk and theological doctor of the Greek and Latin churches. He spent his entire life under Muslim rule. As a writer of hymns and theology, he had great influence in the Eastern and Western churches, especially through Exposition of the Orthodox Faith, a summary of the teachings of the Greek Fathers. He also wrote against the Iconoclasts (see iconoclasm).
Variants of JOHN OF DAMASCUS, SAINT
John of Damascus, Saint or Saint John Damascene
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