The Resource Selected prose works, St. Ephrem the Syrian ; translated by Edward G. Mathews, Jr. and Joseph P. Amar ; edited by Kathleen McVey

Selected prose works, St. Ephrem the Syrian ; translated by Edward G. Mathews, Jr. and Joseph P. Amar ; edited by Kathleen McVey

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Selected prose works
Title
Selected prose works
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St. Ephrem the Syrian ; translated by Edward G. Mathews, Jr. and Joseph P. Amar ; edited by Kathleen McVey
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Language
eng
Summary
  • St. Ephrem marshaled his considerable theological and rhetorical talent to challenge the appeal that the doctrines of the Arians, Manicheans, Marcionites, and the followers of Bardaisan might have had to the minds and hearts of Syrian Christians. In the face of their rational systems, his was the voice that insisted on the incomprehensibility of the divine nature
  • St. Ephrem, the "Harp of the Spirit," composed prose commentaries and sermons of skillful charm and grace, in addition to beautiful hymns, during the time he spent teaching at his native Nisibis and at Edessa in Syria. In the two commentaries presented here, Ephrem focuses only on portions of the sacred text that had a particular theological significance for him, or whose orthodox interpretation needed to be reasserted in the face of contemporary heterodox ideas. He does not provide a continuous, verse by verse exposition. The elaborate rhetorical figures and stylistic devices of the Homily on Our Lord and Letter to Publius succeed in creating language and imagery nearly as striking as Ephrem's poetry
  • This volume presents for the first time in the Fathers of the Church series the work of an early Christian writer who did not write in either Greek or Latin. It is the first of two volumes that will offer new English translations of selected prose works by St. Ephrem the Syrian (c. A.D. 309-373). This first volume contains St. Ephrem's Commentary on Genesis, Commentary on Exodus, Homily on Our Lord, and Letter to Publius. The translators have enhanced the volume with a general introduction, extensive bibliography, and specific introductions to each of the works. Together these features provide an overview of the major scholarship on St. Ephrem and Syriac Christianity
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digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
  • 270 s
  • 270.2
  • 270.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BR60.F3
LC item number
E64213 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Fathers of the church
Series volume
v. 91
Label
Selected prose works, St. Ephrem the Syrian ; translated by Edward G. Mathews, Jr. and Joseph P. Amar ; edited by Kathleen McVey
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xv-xxx) and indexes
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  • net
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Commentary on Genesis -- Commentary on Exodus -- Homily on our Lord -- Letter to Publius
Control code
ocn606368705
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxx, 393 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813211916
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt25hw68
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.b32253424
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)606368705
  • pebcs0813211913
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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