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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


Christian Legend in Medieval Iraq: Siblings, Sacrifice, and Sanctity in Behnam and Sarah

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

in The Garb of Being: Embodiment and the Pursuit of Holiness in Late Ancient Christianity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823287024
eISBN:
9780823288908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823287024.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This essay analyzes a medieval Persian martyrdom text Mar Behnam and Sarah and shows how this story used themes of kinship and sacrifice to add prestige to the lineage of the Syrian Orthodox ... More


The Christians of Kerala: History, Belief and Ritual Among the Yakoba

Susan Viswanathan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647990
eISBN:
9780199080663
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647990.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This book explores the practice of Christianity among the Yakoba in the small region of Kerala. It uses the categories of time, space, architecture, and the body as a means of identifying the ways in ... More


Ahudemmeh among the Arabs

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/9780520284968.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In chapter 8, I analyze the hagiography of Ahoudemmeh, a Miaphysite missionary in northern Iraq who converted Arabic tribes. I show how his hagiography displays the unique concerns of the Miaphysites ... More


Introduction: Missionary Narratives in the Syriac Tradition

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/9780520284968.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In chapter 1, I lay out a methodology for studying the missionary stories of the Syriac churches. I discuss the image of the hagiographer, the missionary, and the monarch. I examine the theological ... 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


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