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Locating the First Sculptural Mark: An Artist Interview with Diana Al-Hadid

Mary Kelly

in Under the Skin: Feminist Art and Art Histories from the Middle East and North Africa Today

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197266748
eISBN:
9780191938146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266748.003.0013
Subject:
Art, Art History

Diana Al–Hadid was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1981 and she currently lives and practices her art in Brooklyn, New York. This interview with Al–Hadid is an engagement with just one voice from the Syrian ... 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


The Beloved Disciple and Thomas

Ismo Dunderberg

in The Beloved Disciple in Conflict?: Revisiting the Gospels of John and Thomas

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199284962
eISBN:
9780191603785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284962.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter shows that there is neither a sufficient basis for the identification of the Beloved Disciple with Thomas, nor for the theory that the Syrian Judas Thomas tradition had some impact on ... 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


From Mesolithic to Early Neolithic in the western Mediterranean

Jean Guilaine and Claire Manen

in Going Over: The Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264140
eISBN:
9780191734489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264140.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter discusses the transition from the Mesolithic to the Early Neolithic in the western Mediterranean. The spread of the production economy in the western Mediterranean occurred in a cultural ... More


The Ambiguous Name: The Limitations of Cultural Identity in Graeco-Roman Syrian Onomastics1

Maurice Sartre

in Old and New Worlds in Greek Onomastics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264126
eISBN:
9780191734632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264126.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the limitations of cultural identity in Syrian onomastics during the Graeco-Roman period. It warns against jumping to a conclusion based on modern understanding of the ... More


The Last Judgment

Anna Wierzbicka

in What Did Jesus Mean?: Explaining the Sermon on the Mount and the Parables in Simple and Universal Human Concepts

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137330
eISBN:
9780199867905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137337.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that despite various subsequent alterations and expansions, the core of the parable of the Last Judgment does go back to Jesus himself. It stresses (with John Meier 1980) “the ... More


The East From Valens To Theodosius

Lewis Ayres

in Nicaea and its Legacy: An Approach to Fourth-Century Trinitarian Theology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780198755067
eISBN:
9780191602788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198755066.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Begins by considering Basil’s theological work against the background of his attempts at alliance-building in Asia Minor, in the eastern provinces, and with the West. Often, Basil faced constant ... More


The Window Opens in Mannarkat: A Vision of Mary in a Syrian Christian Church of Kerala

Paul Younger

in Playing Host to Deity: Festival Religion in the South Indian Tradition

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195140446
eISBN:
9780199834907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140443.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The well‐known festival of the Jacobite Syrian Church in Mannarkat in the center of Kerala is clear evidence that festival activity was part of the religious system for all South Indians. This Syrian ... More


The Macarian Writings and their Historical Context

Marcus Plested

in The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267798
eISBN:
9780191602139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267790.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter explores the historical context of the Macarian writings: their authorship, location, and date. It also outlines the physical shape of the Macarian corpus: the principal forms of the ... More


The Lineaments of the Macarian Vision

Marcus Plested

in The Macarian Legacy: The Place of Macarius-Symeon in the Eastern Christian Tradition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267798
eISBN:
9780191602139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267790.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

An outline of the sources, nature, and content of the Macarian writings. The chapter distinguishes and describes some of the main themes treated in this unsystematic, but fundamentally coherent, ... More


The Patriarchate 925–1025: The Predominance of Constantinople

J. M. Hussey

in The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198264569
eISBN:
9780191601170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198264569.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

An account is given of the patriarchate of the Orthodox Church in the period 925–1025, following the death of Patriarch Nicholas I Mysticus in 925, which emphasizes the predominance of Constantinople ... More


Me, St. George, and Other Foreigners

Corinne G. Dempsey

in Kerala Christian Sainthood: Collisions of Culture and Worldview in South India

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130287
eISBN:
9780199834136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130286.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Begins by questioning imperialist misconceptions that overestimate the ability of colonial powers to suppress indigenous cultures. Rather than viewing Kerala's Christian traditions as passive ... More


A Patriotic Christian Woman in the Syrian Parliament

Maria Saadeh

in Women Rising: In and Beyond the Arab Spring

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781479846641
eISBN:
9781479856961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479846641.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

During the 128th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (March 22–27, 2013) in Ecuador, parliamentarians from around the world stressed the need to include women in politics. Christian Syrian ... More


Tehran 1979—Damascus 2011

Robyn Creswell

in City of Beginnings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182186
eISBN:
9780691185149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182186.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This epilogue attempts to answer the following question: Was Adonis's journey from nationalism to Islamism, passing by way of Nasserism, socialism, and extreme leftism, a matter of organic and ... More


The saints’ inactivity post mortem: Soul sleep and the cult of saints east of the Euphrates

Matthew Dal Santo

in Debating the Saints’ Cult in the Age of Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199646791
eISBN:
9780199949939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646791.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter argues that the anxieties about the propriety and plausibility of the saints’ cult visible in the Latin and Greek material discussed in earlier chapters was also present east of the ... More


Syrian Jewry in Transition, 1840-1880

Yaron Harel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113652
eISBN:
9781800340244
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113652.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Ottoman reforms of the mid-nineteenth-century accelerated the process of opening up Syria to European travellers and traders, and gave Syria's Jews access to European Jewish communities. The ... More


The Sociopragmatics of Attitude Datives in Levantine Arabic

Youssef A. Haddad

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474434072
eISBN:
9781474444866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474434072.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book analyses the sociopragmatics of attitude datives in four Levantine Arabic varieties; these are Syrian, Lebanese, Jordanian, and Palestinian Arabic. Attitude datives are optional pronominal ... 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


Ethnic Church Meets Megachurch: Indian American Christianity in Motion

Prema A. Kurien

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479804757
eISBN:
9781479845477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479804757.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book examines how a new paradigm of ethnicity and religion is shaping contemporary immigrant religious institutions and the intergenerational transmission of religion. While earlier European ... More


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