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De Syrorum Orientalium Erroribus, Auctore P. Francisco Ros S.I.

A Latin-Syriac Treatise from Early Modern Malabar (1586)


Edited and Summarized with a Preface and Introduction by Antony Mecherry, S.J.
In the present work, De Syrorum Orientalium Erroribus, Auctore P. Francisco Ros S.I.: A Latin-Syriac Treatise from Early Modern Malabar (1586), Antony Mecherry S.J. brings to the fore a recently identified sixteenth-century treatise on ‘Nestorianism’ written by Francisco Ros S.J. (1559–1624), a Catalonian from the Jesuit province of Aragón, who successfully promoted the mission praxis of accommodatio primarily among the Saint Thomas Christians of early modern Malabar in South India. This newly discovered first treatise composed by Ros, a Latin missionary, represents the initial phase of his mission as a polemicist in the making, who read the Syriac sources of the Church of the East found in Malabar, through a Catholic theological lens. In addition to exploring the underlying conflicts emerged out of an unprecedented encounter of apparently unlike theological and liturgical identities in the same mission field of early modern India, this book provides the readers with a historiographical critique against the backdrop of which the author presents his analysis of the Rosian treatise.
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Publication Date: Jul 28,2021
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Languages: English, Latin, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4353-1
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In the present work, De Syrorum Orientalium Erroribus, Auctore P. Francisco Ros S.I.: A Latin-Syriac Treatise from Early Modern Malabar (1586), Antony Mecherry S.J. brings to the fore a recently identified sixteenth-century treatise on ‘Nestorianism’ written by Francisco Ros S.J. (1559–1624), a Catalonian from the Jesuit province of Aragón, who successfully promoted the mission praxis of accommodatio primarilyamong the Saint Thomas Christians of early modern Malabar in South India. This newly discovered first treatise composed by Ros, a Latin missionary, represents the initial phase of his mission as a polemicist in the making, who read the Syriac sources of the Church of the East found in Malabar, through a Catholic theological lens. In addition to exploring the underlying conflicts emerged out of an unprecedented encounter of apparently unlike theological and liturgical identities in the same mission field of early modern India, this book provides the readers with a historiographical critique against the backdrop of which the author presents his analysis of the Rosian treatise.

In the present work, De Syrorum Orientalium Erroribus, Auctore P. Francisco Ros S.I.: A Latin-Syriac Treatise from Early Modern Malabar (1586), Antony Mecherry S.J. brings to the fore a recently identified sixteenth-century treatise on ‘Nestorianism’ written by Francisco Ros S.J. (1559–1624), a Catalonian from the Jesuit province of Aragón, who successfully promoted the mission praxis of accommodatio primarilyamong the Saint Thomas Christians of early modern Malabar in South India. This newly discovered first treatise composed by Ros, a Latin missionary, represents the initial phase of his mission as a polemicist in the making, who read the Syriac sources of the Church of the East found in Malabar, through a Catholic theological lens. In addition to exploring the underlying conflicts emerged out of an unprecedented encounter of apparently unlike theological and liturgical identities in the same mission field of early modern India, this book provides the readers with a historiographical critique against the backdrop of which the author presents his analysis of the Rosian treatise.

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Antony Mecherry, S.J.

Antony Mecherry S.J., Professor of Church History at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, received his PhD in Church History in 2016 from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. As a Jesuit belonging to the Province of Kerala, formerly called Malabar in South India, his research chiefly employs textual and contextual analysis of the dialectical tension between faith and culture adapting into it microhistorical approaches. He explores these themes against the backdrop of recent academic interest in the early modern Jesuit mission principle and praxis of accommodatio, as well as its offshoots: adaptation, inculturation and interculturation. His latest monograph is Testing Ground for Jesuit Accommodation in Early Modern India: Francisco Ros SJ in Malabar (16th–17th Centuries),Bibliotheca Instituti Historici Societas Iesu, vol. 79, Rome: Institutum Historicum Societatis Iesu, 2019.

Preface.................................................................................... vii
Acknowledgements ................................................................. xix
Abbreviations and Conventional Signs .................................... xxi
Chapter One. Introduction ........................................................ 1
Critical appraisal of Castets’ introduction to De Erroribus ..... 2
Critical appraisal of Hausherr’s introduction to De Erroribus ... 12
De Syrorum Orientalium Erroribus (1586) .......................... 21
On the title of De Syrorum Orientalium Erroribus ............... 21
On the linguistic approach in T ....................................... 21
On the presentation of the scriptural sources in T ............ 24
The other Syriac sources in T........................................... 25
A general comment on the edition of T ............................ 26
Chapter Two. Translation Strategy Adopted in the Rosian
Treatises .......................................................................... 29
Chapter Three. De Syrorum Orientalium Erroribus: Edition of the
Treatise ........................................................................... 55
Chapter Four. Impact of the Rosian treatises ........................... 95
Bibliography ......................................................................... 111
Manuscripts ................................................................... 111
Primary Sources (Published).......................................... 111
Secondary Sources ......................................................... 115
Appendices ........................................................................... 119
General Index ....................................................................... 123

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