In 2001, the author, ecumenist, and BBC broadcaster Martin Palmer announced the discovery of a seventh- or eighth-century Christian pagoda in central China. Palmer’s claims were reported in Christianity Today and U.S. News and World Report. I was teaching in Hong Kong that year and had been planning a ten-day trip into China when I first heard the news. As a church historian, I was intrigued. I was able to get a rough idea of the location and added an extra day to my itinerary in the hope of visiting the site. It lies about thirty miles southwest of the ancient Tang Dynasty capital that...Read More
The Rise and Fall of the Church of the East in China / Tranlsations of the Sutras by Eva Wong, Li Rong Rong and Martin Palmer.
Contents Text Introduction Origins of the Nestorian Church Rediscovery (Martin Palmer) The Church, the Tang Dynasty, and After The Missionary Jesus Sutras The Liturgical Sutras The Stone Sutra Reflection Bibliography Illustrations China Part of the Silk Roads Da Qin Pagoda (drawing) Tang Dynasty China Introduction The story of the mission of the Church of the East into China and its adaptation into an indigenous Church is a one of attachment of a faith to a culture and its authorities. To some extent this experience is a demonstration how a faith identifies and partly changes an...Read More
The Patriarchs from Adam to Moses. I. The Judges from Joshua to Samuel. II. The Kings of the Hebrews. III. The Chaldean (Babylonian) Kings. IV. The Kings of the Medes. V. The Kings of the Persians. VI. The First Kingdom of the Greeks. VII. The Roman Emperors. VIII. The Second Kingdom of the Greeks. IX. The Kings of the Arabs. X. The Kingdom of the Saljuks in Persia. The History of the Crusades. The Taking of Edessa from the Franks. The Kingdom of the Mughlaye (Mongols), who are the Tataraye(Tartars). The Sons of Chingiz Khan. The Laws of Chingiz Khan. How the Mongols Cleaved to the...Read More
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم قال مولانا وسيدنا الاب القديس . الطاهر النفيس . العالم العلامة . ملك العلماء . افضل الفضلاء . قدوة الزمان . فريد الوقت والأوان . افتخار أهل الفضل والحكمة . المفريان المؤيد مار كريغوريوس أبو الفرج ابن الحكيم الفاضل اهرون المتطبب الملطي تغمده الله برحمته الحمد لله الأول بلا بداية والآخر بلا نهاية، ذي الكلمة...Read More