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Bibil Identifier bibil:229399
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Syriac Vita Tradition of Ephrem the Syrian
Author Amar, Joseph P.
Series Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium (Volume: 630)
Series Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium. Scriptores Syri (Volume: 243)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature HB 1751/630
Place 23"00/07" (08) CSCO
Publishing house Peeters
Place Louvain
ISBN 978-90-429-2332-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxix Pages
118 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract This monograph is a synoptic presentation of the texts of all the recensions of the Syriac Life of Ephrem. Working from the manuscript sources, the author corrects previously published recensions of the Life and presents heretofore unpublished recensions. A critical introductory study traces the Life to its sources among Byzantine ecclesiastical writers who were promoters of the monastic ideal and who seized upon the reputation of Ephrem in native Syriac tradition to authorize a way of life he never practiced. By anachronistically associating Ephrem with leading figures in the movement, such as Pisoes and Basil the Great, these authors, aided by later generations of Syriac-speaking churchmen, sought to bring Ephrem’s poetic expression of the truths of the faith within the canonical authority of the Byzantine imperial church.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Ephraem the Syrian
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Languages / Epigraphy : Semitic Languages : North-West Semitic : Aramaic : Late Aramaic : Eastern Aramaic : Syriac
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Asceticism
Genres Modern Translation
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