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The Resource To train his soul in books : Syriac asceticism in early Christianity, edited by Robin Darling Young and Monica J. Blanchard

To train his soul in books : Syriac asceticism in early Christianity, edited by Robin Darling Young and Monica J. Blanchard

Label
To train his soul in books : Syriac asceticism in early Christianity
Title
To train his soul in books
Title remainder
Syriac asceticism in early Christianity
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robin Darling Young and Monica J. Blanchard
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"Flourishing from the inland cities of Syria down through the Tigris and Euphrates valley, Syriac speakers in late antiquity created a new and often brilliant expression of Christian culture. Although the origins of their traditions are notoriously difficult to trace, authors of fourth-century Syrian communities achieved sophisticated forms of expression whose content little resembles the Christian culture of their neighbors to the west. From the fourth through the seventh centuries they achieved religious works of great beauty and complexity. Increasing interest in Syriac Christianity has prompted recent translations and studies. To Train His Soul in Books explores numerous aspects of this rich religious culture, extending previous lines of scholarly investigation and demonstrating the activity of Syriac-speaking scribes and translators busy assembling books for the training of biblical interpreters, ascetics, and learned clergy. Befitting an intensely literary culture, it begins with the development of Syriac poetry--the genre beloved by Ephrem and other, anonymous authors. It considers the long tradition of Aramaic and Syriac words for the chronic condition of sin, and explores the dimensions of the immense work of Syriac translators with a study of the Syriac life of Athanasius. Essays consider the activity of learned ascetics, with a proposal of the likely monastic origin of the Apocalypse of Daniel; the goal and concept of renunciation; and the changes rung by Syriac-speaking ascetics on the daily reality of housekeeping. Also included in the volume are two essays on the influence of Syriac literary culture on Greek traditions, and in turn ascetic life. Finally, an original poem in Syriac demonstrates the continuing vitality of this culture, both in its homeland and in the Diaspora. These essays seek to extend and honor the work of renowned scholar and pillar of the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages at the Catholic University of America, Sidney H. Griffith."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Index
no index present
Language note
In English with 1 contribution in Spanish. Some Syriac
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Young, Robin Darling
  • Blanchard, Monica J
  • Griffith, Sidney Harrison
Series statement
CUA studies in early Christianity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ephraem
  • Ephraem
  • Asceticism
  • Syrian churches
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Asceticism
  • Syrian churches
Label
To train his soul in books : Syriac asceticism in early Christianity, edited by Robin Darling Young and Monica J. Blanchard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Festschrift for Sidney H. Griffith
Bibliography note
  • "Bibliography of the works of Sidney H. Griffith"-(p. 205-215)
  • Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Redeem your sins through works of charity
  • Gary A. Anderson
  • A monastic setting for the Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel
  • Alexander Golitzin
  • A Syriac life of Athanasius of Alexandria
  • Michael J. Hollerich
  • Radical renunciation : the ideal of msarrqûtâ
  • Sebastian R. Brock
  • Housekeeping : an ascetic theme in late antiquity
  • Susan Ashbrook Harvey
  • pt. 1.
  • The influence of Evagrius of Pontus
  • Robin Darling Young
  • The Syriac discourses of Beh Isho' Kamulaya
  • Monica J. Blanchard
  • Ode to joy
  • Shawqi Talia
  • Poetry and Ephrem the Syrian.
  • Syriac strophic poetry : intercalated psalms
  • Joseph P. Amar
  • Efren de Nisibe, himnos De virginitate, I-III
  • Francisco Javier Martínez
  • pt. 2.
  • Texts, terms, metaphors.
Control code
ocn815484718
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813219110
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt25gnsx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815484718
Label
To train his soul in books : Syriac asceticism in early Christianity, edited by Robin Darling Young and Monica J. Blanchard
Publication
Note
Festschrift for Sidney H. Griffith
Bibliography note
  • "Bibliography of the works of Sidney H. Griffith"-(p. 205-215)
  • Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Redeem your sins through works of charity
  • Gary A. Anderson
  • A monastic setting for the Syriac Apocalypse of Daniel
  • Alexander Golitzin
  • A Syriac life of Athanasius of Alexandria
  • Michael J. Hollerich
  • Radical renunciation : the ideal of msarrqûtâ
  • Sebastian R. Brock
  • Housekeeping : an ascetic theme in late antiquity
  • Susan Ashbrook Harvey
  • pt. 1.
  • The influence of Evagrius of Pontus
  • Robin Darling Young
  • The Syriac discourses of Beh Isho' Kamulaya
  • Monica J. Blanchard
  • Ode to joy
  • Shawqi Talia
  • Poetry and Ephrem the Syrian.
  • Syriac strophic poetry : intercalated psalms
  • Joseph P. Amar
  • Efren de Nisibe, himnos De virginitate, I-III
  • Francisco Javier Martínez
  • pt. 2.
  • Texts, terms, metaphors.
Control code
ocn815484718
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813219110
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt25gnsx
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)815484718

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