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

"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...

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Online Access:Electronic book from JSTOR
Other Authors: Young, Robin Darling. Blanchard, Monica J. Griffith, Sidney Harrison.
Format: eBook
Published:Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2011.
Series:CUA studies in early Christianity.
Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. 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. 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
  • The influence of Evagrius of Pontus / Robin Darling Young
  • The Syriac discourses of Beh Isho' Kamulaya / Monica J. Blanchard
  • Ode to joy / Shawqi Talia.