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ST. ISAAC THE SYRIAN: A THEOLOGIAN OF LOVE AND MERCY / Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in Library | Comments Off on ST. ISAAC THE SYRIAN: A THEOLOGIAN OF LOVE AND MERCY / Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev

4 aprile 2008 Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano In this paper I would like to present the teaching of St Isaac the Syrian, one of the greatest theologians of the Orthodox tradition, on love and mercy. St Isaac the Syrian, known also as Isaac of Nineveh, lived in the seventh century and was a hermit. Little is known about his life. The chief biographical source is The Book of Chastity by the East Syrian historian Isho‘denah, which says the following about Isaac: ‘He was ordained Bishop of Nineveh by Mar Giwargis the Catholicos in the monastery of Beit ‘Abe. But after he had held...

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