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Title Breaking the mind : new studies in the Syriac "Book of steps" / edited by Kristian S. Heal and Robert A. Kitchen
Published Washington, D.C. : The Catholic University of America Press, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 350 pages)
Series CUA studies in early Christianity
CUA studies in early Christianity.
Contents By way of a preface / Columba Stewart -- Introduction / Kristian S. Heal and Robert A. Kitchen -- The Romano-Persian frontier and the context of the Book of steps / Geoffrey Greatrex -- Parallel paths : tracing Manichaean footprints along the Syriac Book of steps / Timothy Pettipiece -- The Book of steps on magic / Martien Parmentier -- A previously unknown reattributed fragment from Memra 16 of the Book of steps / Grigory Kessel -- A last disciple of the Apostles: the "Editor's preface, Rabbula's Rules, and the date of the Book of steps / Kyle Smith -- Biblical exegesis in the Syriac Book of steps: a preliminary survey / René Roux -- Did the author of the Book of steps understand Paul? / Matthias Westerhoff -- A broken mind: the path to knowledge in the Book of steps / J.W. Childers -- The perfect and perfection in the Book of steps / Pablo Argárate -- You are what you eat: dietary metaphors in the Syriac Book of steps / Kelli E. Bryant -- Falling from the path of perfection: sin in the Syriac Book of steps / Tera Stidham Harmon -- Disturbed sinners: in pursuit of sanctity in the Book of steps / Robert A. Kitchen -- Marriage and sexuality in the Book of steps: from encratism to orthodoxy / Sergey Minov -- "Hidden work" of the heart and spiritual progression in the Book of steps / Thomas Kollamparampil -- Reading the ascetic ideal into Genesis 1-3: hermeneutic strategies in the Book of steps Memra 21 / Aryeh Kofsky and Serge Ruzer -- Lowering in order to be raised, emptying in order to be filled: the ascetical system in the Book of steps / Jason Scully
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-339) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Liber Graduum
Christian life -- Early works to 1800.
Monasticism and religious orders -- History.
Spirituality -- History.
Syriac literature.
Form Electronic book
Author Heal, Kristian S., editor of compilation
ISBN 0813221676 (electronic bk)
9780813221670 (electronic bk)