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Author Ruzer, Serge.

Title Syriac idiosyncrasies : theology and hermeneutics in early Syriac literature / by Serge Ruzer, Aryeh Kofsky
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (196 pages)
Series Jerusalem studies in religion and culture, 1570-078X ; v. 11
Jerusalem studies in religion and culture ; v. 11
Contents Aphrahat : a witness of pre-Nicene Syrian theology -- Ephrem on justice, free will and divine mercy in the story of the Fall -- Liber graduum : the heavenly garden of ascetic delights -- The cave of treasures : calvary versus earthly paradise -- Philoxenus of Mabbug : hermeneutics of incarnation -- Appendix : the old Syriac gospels : textual authority and hermeneutics
Summary The study of early Syriac Christianity has for decades been steadily expanding, yet its scope still lags way behind that of research relating to Greek and Latin Christianity. One of the intriguing and understudied topics here is the nature of Syriac Christianity's autonomous identity in late antiquity. This question is intrinsically connected to its genesis from an indigenous Christian Aramaic background as well as its interaction with the neighboring Jewish milieu. This volume unearthes some of the idiosyncracies -- mainly pertaining to trinitarian theology, christology and hermeneutics -- to
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Christian literature, Early -- Syriac authors -- History and criticism
Syrian churches -- Doctrines -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Kofsky, Arieh.
ISBN 1282952757
9004184988 (electronic bk.)
9004191119 (electronic bk.)
9789004184985 (electronic bk.)
9789004191112 (electronic bk.)