Posts made in May, 2014

Hymns and Homilies of Ephraim the Syrian

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Hymns and Homilies of Ephraim the Syrian Hymn II. This day are opened, our mouths to give thanks 1. This day are opened, our mouths to give thanks. They who opened the breaches, have opened my sons’ mouths. Thank the Merciful, who has delivered the men of our city, nor thought at that time of exacting the debts that were due by us. When they rose up they that took us captive, the worlds in our deliverance, tasted of Thy graciousness. R. From all that have mouths, glory be to Thy grace! 2. He has saved us without wall, and taught us that He is our wall: He has saved us without king and...

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Aphrahat the Persian Sage / Second Part

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Aphrahat the Persian Sage  Second Part Aphrahat the Persian Sage. 1. Name of Author of Demonstrations long Unknown.—The author of the Demonstrations, eight of which appear (for the first time in an English version) in the present volume, has a singular literary history. By nationality a Persian, in an age when Zoroastrianism was the religion of Persia, he wrote in Syriac as a Christian theologian. His writings, now known to us as the works of Aphrahat, were remembered, cited, translated, and transcribed for at least two centuries after his death; but his proper name seems to have been...

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A PRE-SCHISM EASTERN BISHOP
ON THE TRUE CHURCH By JAMES LIKOUDIS

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ON THE TRUE CHURCH By JAMES LIKOUDIS

A PRE-SCHISM EASTERN BISHOP ON THE TRUE CHURCH  By JAMES LIKOUDIS The publication of “Popes and Patriarchs” by a former British Catholic now living in Canada comes as a negative rebuke to contemporary ecumenical efforts to heal the ancient Schism between the Catholic Church and the autocephalous national Eastern Orthodox Churches. The author, Michael Whelton, had also written a previous book to justify his abandoning the Catholic Faith to become Eastern Orthodox by an appeal to history wherein he rehashed many of the puerile objections made by Anglican Protestant polemicists,...

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Scott L. Montgomery. Science in Translation: Movements of Knowledge through Cultures and Time. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

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Exploring the transmission of science across The transmission of scientific knowledge is a complex process and more than often the result of a multi-cultural construction of impressions of thought. Scientists today often construct their ideas on theories that were formulated many centuries ago. They seldom think of the origins of those ideas. Moreover, they seldom consider the fact that what they have made their own in terms of their discipline are by no means the original languages in which the thoughts were formulated. Translation, the act “of rendering the words of one language into...

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Boyer’s Model of Scholarship: A Syriac Case Study From Seventh-Century Egypt / Peter A.L. Hill

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1 Boyer’s Model of Scholarship: A Syriac Case Study From Seventh-Century Egypt1 Peter A.L. Hill Lecturer, Academic Development (Teaching Awards & Grants) Learning and Teaching Unit The question of scholarship is central to any discussion about the rôle of universities and their relevance within the seemingly ever-shifting contours of contemporary society. Yet although institutional statements about scholarly excellence abound, and despite the centuries of scholarly achievement that underpin the modern academy, it remains that no single, overarching definition of scholarship...

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