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Jacob of Sarug's Homily on the Love of God towards Humanity and of the Just towards God

Edited and Translated by Dominique Sirgy
Jacob of Sarug's homily chronicles the unravelling of God's love in sacred history and the inability of humankind to return God's love and grace.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-4432-3
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Publication Status: In Print
Publication Date: Mar 31,2022
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 72
Languages: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4432-3
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Recognized as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homily on the love of God, pondering the ineffable love of God as it has unfolded over the course of sacred history, culminating in the Crucifixion of Christ. God's love dims that of even the most righteous, and Jacob's homily resolves that the appropriate response from all creation is wonder, awe, and praise. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume is one of the fascicles of Gorgias Press’s The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons. 

Recognized as a saint by both Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian Christians alike, Jacob of Sarug (d. 521) produced many narrative poems that have rarely been translated into English. Of his reported 760 metrical homilies, only about half survive. Part of a series of fascicles containing the bilingual Syriac-English editions of Saint Jacob of Sarug’s homilies, this volume contains his homily on the love of God, pondering the ineffable love of God as it has unfolded over the course of sacred history, culminating in the Crucifixion of Christ. God's love dims that of even the most righteous, and Jacob's homily resolves that the appropriate response from all creation is wonder, awe, and praise. The Syriac text is fully vocalized, and the translation is annotated with a commentary and biblical references. The volume is one of the fascicles of Gorgias Press’s The Metrical Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug, which, when complete, will contain all of Jacob’s surviving sermons. 

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ContributorBiography

DominiqueSirgy

Dominique Alexandra Sirgy is a PhD student in Religious Studies at Yale University. Her research focuses on Syriac and Arabic monastic anthologies, along with confluences between Eastern Christianity and Islam, especially in the areas of philosophy and mysticism.

Table of Contents (v)
Acknowledgments (vii)
Introduction (1)
Text and Translation (7)
Bibliography (59)
Index of Biblical References (61)

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