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Syrian Orthodox Commemoration of the Past

Volker L. Menze

in Justinian and the Making of the Syrian Orthodox Church

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534876
eISBN:
9780191716041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534876.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Justinian's policy of rapprochement changed after the Chalcedonians stirred up opposition against the conciliatory patriarch of Constantinople, Anthimus, in 535/6 which is discussed in Chapter 5. ... More


Monks and Monasteries

Volker L. Menze

in Justinian and the Making of the Syrian Orthodox Church

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534876
eISBN:
9780191716041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534876.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The third chapter focuses on non-Chalcedonian ‘Monks and Monasteries’ as a crucial factor for the establishment of the Syrian Orthodox Church. After the non-Chalcedonian bishops had left their sees, ... More


Conclusion: Justinian, the Syrian Orthodox 536–553, and Subsequent Perceptions of the Sixth‐Century Schism

Volker L. Menze

in Justinian and the Making of the Syrian Orthodox Church

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534876
eISBN:
9780191716041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534876.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the general Conclusion, Justinian's religious policy after 536 until the Second Council of Constantinople in 553 is reconsidered: as the Council of Chalcedon as such could no longer be questioned, ... More


Justinian and the Making of the Syrian Orthodox Church

Volker L. Menze

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199534876
eISBN:
9780191716041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534876.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This study historicizes the formation of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the first half of the 6th century. The Council of Chalcedon in 451 divided eastern Christianity, with those who were later ... More


Hagiographical Portraits of Jacob Baradaeus

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/9780520284968.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In chapter 7, I analyze two hagiographic portraits of Jacob Baradaeus. I show how the production and circulation of hagiographies about Jacob Baradaeus served the memory-making work of the Syrian ... More


Maria's Choice

Susan R. Holman

in God Knows There's Need: Christian Responses to Poverty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383621
eISBN:
9780199870479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383621.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Church History

This chapter explores the 6th-century story of Maria of Amida from the Syriac writer John of Ephesus. Maria's lifestyle was ruled by two very different models of social action: her mother, Euphemia, ... More


John of Ephesus as Hagiographer and Missionary

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/9780520284968.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In chapter 5, I discuss the figure of John of Ephesus himself. I suggest how his own personal self-identification as a “converter of the pagans” influenced his missionary stories. I discuss his ... More


Syrians and Saracens: Suryoye and Tayyoye

Fergus Millar

in Religion, Language and Community in the Roman Near East: Constantine to Muhammad

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780197265574
eISBN:
9780191760396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265574.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines some of the evidence on the preaching of Christianity, as well as Judaism, to the ‘Arabs’ — also labelled ‘Saracens’ — and its relevance to the rise of Islam as a religion ... More


Legends of Simeon of Beth Arsham, Missionary to 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/9780520284968.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In this chapter, I analyze John of Ephesus’s hagiographic portrait of Simeon of Beth Arsham, the Persian Debater. I show how this portrait embodied the ideals of the Miaphysite Christians in the ... More


Arabs and Christianity

Greg Fisher, Philip Wood, George Bevan, Geoffrey Greatrex, Basema Hamarneh, Peter Schadler, and Walter Ward

in Arabs and Empires before Islam

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199654529
eISBN:
9780191801433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654529.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the relationship between Arabs and Christianity in late antiquity, covering the patronage of the cult of St Sergius by the Jafnids (including an examination of a newly ... More


After Kush: Aksum and Nubia in the Sixth Century CE

George Hatke

in Aksum and Nubia: Warfare, Commerce, and Political Fictions in Ancient Northeast Africa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760666
eISBN:
9780814762783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760666.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the political fiction of Aksum's rule of Kush that persisted into the sixth century. It first considers the extent and nature of Aksumite relations with Nubia during the reign ... More


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