Posts made in November, 2017

Syrian Christianity in India and China BIBLIOGRAPHY – Dr. Admer Gouryh

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Abraham, C.E. “The Syrian Church of Malabar. Its Contribution to the Church in India,” The Indian Journal of Theology, I (1952), 33-41. Abraham, M. K. The Malabara Orthodox Syrian Church Then and Now (Chengannur, 1973). Alexander Mar Thoma. The Mar Thoma Church: Heritage and Mission (India, Ashram, 1985). Aprem, Mar. The Chaldaean Syrian Church in India (India, Mar Nersai, 1977). —– “The Relation of the Church in Kerala and the East Syrian Church from 1787 to 1860 AD,” Indian Church History Review 12, 2 (1977-8), 100-8. Araythinal, T. “The Missionary...

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THE SYRIAC CHANT TRADITIONS IN SOUTH INDIA Joseph J. Palackal

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The Syriac (Aramaic) liturgy and liturgical chants that originated in the Middle East found their way into South India through immigrant Christians sometime before the fifth century. Continuous contact between  the “Syrian Christians” (descendants of Hindu converts and immigrant Christians)1 in India and the Persian Church kept the chant tradition rejuvenated in the subsequent centuries. Due to divisions and varying ecclesiastical allegiances starting from the sixteenth century, there are now two liturgical and three chant traditions among the Syrian Christians. The...

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The Asclepion Prof. Nancy Demand

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Medicine in Ancient Mesopotamia Historical Background The name Mesopotamia (meaning “the land between the rivers”) refers to the geographic region which lies near the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers and not to any particular civilization. In fact, over the course of several millennia, many civilizations developed, collapsed, and were replaced in this fertile region. The land of Mesopotamia is made fertile by the irregular and often violent flooding of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. While these floods aided agricultural endeavors by adding rich silt to the soil every year, it took...

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The Dignity of the Individual and of Peoples: The Contribution of Mesopotamia and of Syriac Heritage Joseph Yacoub

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SOURCE: Diogenes (International Council for Philosophy and Humanistic Studies) 54 no3 19-37 2007     ‘Respect engenders favour.’ Babylonian precept ‘Do not gather riches, for fear that your heart be perverted. … To one who is just, succour must be brought; All those who stand opposed will go to their ruin.’ The Wisdom of Ahikar the Assyrian Dignity — a fundamental notion The notion of dignity is primordial for upon it rests the basis of the various categories of human rights.(FN1) It stands as an intrinsic, universal, untouchable and inalienable...

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Sharbil (Sarbelus) of Edessa, The acts of Sharbil Written by Sharbil of Edessa

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“The acts of Sharbil (also known as ‘Sarbelus’), who was a priest of idols, and was converted to the confession of Christianity in Christ.” In the fifteenth year of the Sovereign Ruler Trajan Cæsar, and in the third year of King Abgar the Seventh, which is the year 416 of the kingdom of Alexander king of the Greeks, and in the priesthood of Sharbil and Barsamya, Trajan Cæsar commanded the governors of the countries under his dominion that sacrifices and libations should be increased in all the cities of their administration, and that those who did not sacrifice...

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