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Edessa and Beyond: The Reception of the Doctrina Addai in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries

Philip Wood

in ‘We have no king but Christ’: Christian Political Thought in Greater Syria on the Eve of the Arab Conquest (c.400-585)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199588497
eISBN:
9780191595424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588497.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter provides close readings of three major pieces of Syriac writing. These are examined from the perspective ofthe relationship between Syriac‐speakers and the Roman state, especially with ... More


Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284968
eISBN:
9780520960589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284968.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book analyzes the hagiographic traditions of six missionary saints in the Syriac tradition: Thomas, Addai, Mari, Simeon of Beth Arsham, Jacob Baradaeus, and Ahoudemmeh. Through studying these ... More


Witnesses to Truth

JOHN BINNS

in Ascetics and Ambassadors of Christ: The Monasteries of Palestine 314-631

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269342
eISBN:
9780191683626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269342.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter examines why the church in Jerusalem adopted a Chalcedonian Christology while other regions in Palestine chose Monophysitism. It attempts to answer the questions why Euthymius accepted ... More


The Teaching of Addai: Founding a Christian City

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

in Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284968
eISBN:
9780520960589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284968.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In this chapter, I analyze the Teaching of Addai, a text that describes the conversion of the city of Edessa. I show how the story is a product of Edessa’s fifth-century church. I show how the ... More


Mari as Apostle to the Church of Persia

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

in Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780520284968
eISBN:
9780520960589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284968.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In chapter 4, I analyze the Acts of Mari. I show how this text created a portrait of the beginnings of Christianity in the Sasanian Empire. In particular, I show how the character of Mari and this ... More


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