Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East: A Study of Jacob of Serugh by Philip Michael Forness

Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East Book Cover Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East
Philip Michael Forness
Religion
Oxford Early Christian Studies
2018-11
352

Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East focuses on a poetic genre of early Christian literature from the Middle East that has challenged historians for decades: the metrical sermons or homilies written in Syriac, a dialect of the Aramaic language. It develops a rigorous methodology to approach such works by examining processes by which they went from spoken word to texts that circulated in manuscripts. The case study on one of the most celebratedpoets of the Syriac tradition demonstrates how such poetic works help answer questions both of intellectual and social history.

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