Posts made in March, 2016

Sultan Sahak: Founder of the Ahl-i Haqq Dr. Matti Moosa

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on Sultan Sahak: Founder of the Ahl-i Haqq Dr. Matti Moosa

Matti Moosa’s Sultan Sahak: Founder of the Ahl-i Haqq* [Page 214] 18 Sultan Sahak, believed by the Ahl-i Haqq to be the fourth of seven incarnations of the deity, is perhaps their most prominent leader. He appears to be founder of the sect in its present form, as well as the reformer who revived its ancient law. It was he who instituted the covenant of Benyamin, regulated the different offices of his “angels,” or associates, and organized the rituals of initiation and sacrifice. Indeed, many Ahl-i Haqq sayyids (leaders) trace their genealogy to his sons, the Haft-tavana. The...

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The Gospel of Thomas and Early Stages in the Development of the Christian Wisdom Literature / Alexei Siverstev

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on The Gospel of Thomas and Early Stages in the Development of the Christian Wisdom Literature / Alexei Siverstev

Abstract: This work addresses the theological background of the Gospel of Thomas and its relationship to personified wisdom tradition on the one hand, and to the Syriac Christian tradition of the divine redeemer on the other. The Gospel of Thomas shares a number of unique characteristics with the Syriac literature of the second and third centuries C.E., such as interest in personal asceticism as a means to attain divine wisdom, personal deification, and view of Christ as a state of being most clearly expressed in the man Jesus, but also accessible to his followers. All of these...

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The Murder of a Nation / Henry Morganthau

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Books, Library | Comments Off on The Murder of a Nation / Henry Morganthau

Formerly American Ambassador to Turkey ILLUSTRATED Fig. 1. HENRY I MORGENTHAU, 
American Ambassador at Constantinople from 1913 to 1916 GARDEN CITY NEW YORK
DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY
1918 . TO WOODROW WILSON
THE EXPONENT IN AMERICA OF THE ENLIGHTENED PUBLIC OPINION OF THE WORLD, WHICH HAS DECREED THAT THE RIGHTS OF SMALL NATIONS SHALL BE RESPECTED AND THAT SUCH CRIMES AS ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS BOOK SHALL NEVER AGAIN DARKEN THE PAGES OF HISTORY . PREFACE By this time the American people have probably become convinced that the Germans deliberately planned the conquest of the world....

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St. Severus of Antioch (d. 538) / (History of Syriac Literature and Sciences) by Patriarch Ignatius Aphram Barsoum Translated By Dr. Matti Moosa

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on St. Severus of Antioch (d. 538) / (History of Syriac Literature and Sciences) by Patriarch Ignatius Aphram Barsoum Translated By Dr. Matti Moosa

Severus was a great church dignitary, the luminary of scholars, an outstanding authority and the unique erudite of his generation. He was also a great theologian, a profound and prolific writer and an eloquent orator who had a great control of the pulpit. To him flocked eminent jurists and men of good conscience seeking solution to problems and interpretation of complex matters. What a man he was, a man who built up and upheld the edifice of religion, and supported and explained the authority of the Orthodox faith. He was pure in heart, soul and character, a possessor of the keys of wisdom...

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Special An interview with novelist Henriette Aboudi about her latest novel “Farewell Mardin”, written in Arabic. / Azad-Hye

Posted by on Mar 2, 2016 in Library | Comments Off on Special An interview with novelist Henriette Aboudi about her latest novel “Farewell Mardin”, written in Arabic. / Azad-Hye

The novel is about Seyfo (the Genocide of Syriac, Assyrian and Chaldean population in the Ottoman Empire during WWI), which coincided with the Armenian Genocide. Due to the importance of the subject to the Armenians we addressed author Henriette Aboudi and asked her about her book. The Swedish parliament has already recognized the Armenian genocide and mentioned the Assyrian genocide in the known pronouncement. The publishing of your novel coincides with a time when there’s a growing interest in the fate of the nations that were part of the Ottoman Empire before the Genocide of 1915-1918....

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