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The JCSSS is an annual refereed journal containing the transcripts of public lectures presented at the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. It focuses on the literature, art, and archaeology of Syriac Christianity from the 2nd century to modern times. Contributors include Judith H. Newman, Frederick McLeod, George Bevan, Sidney H. Griffith, Mat Immerzeel, Mary Hansbury, and George Kiraz.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-060-0
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Publication Date: Apr 8,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Page Count: 113
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-060-0
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JCSSS is a refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. (CSSS), located at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. JCSSS contains the transcripts of public lectures presented at the CSSS and possibly other articles and book reviews. JCSSS focuses on the vast Syriac literature, which is rooted in the same soil from which the ancient Mesopotamian and biblical literatures sprung; on Syriac art that bears Near Eastern characteristics as well as Byzantine and Islamic influences; and on archaeology, unearthing in the Middle East and the rest of Asia and China the history of the Syriac-speaking people: Assyrians, Chaldeans, Maronites and Catholic and Orthodox Syriacs. Modern Syriac Christianity and contemporary vernacular Aramaic dialects are also the focus of JCSSS. The languages of the Journal are English, French and German, and quotations from ancient sources are given in the original languages and in translation. The articles are interdisciplinary and scholarly; the Editorial Committee brings together scholars from four American, Canadian, and European universities. The CSSS that publishes JCSSS was founded in 1999 at the University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, as part of the latter’s academic programme in Aramaic and Syriac languages and literatures. It was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in January 23, 1999.

Volume 7 includes the following articles: "Three Contexts for Reading Manasseh’s Prayer in the Didascalia" by Judith H. Newman, “Narsai’s Dependence on Theodore of Mopsuestia” by Frederick McLeod, “The Last Days of Nestorius in Syriac Sources” by George Bevan, “Syrian Christian Intellectuals in the World of Islam: Faith, the Philosophical Life, and the Quest for an Interreligious Convivencia in Abbasid Times” by Sidney H. Griffith, “Monasteries and Churches of the Qalamum (Syria): Art and Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages” by Mat Immerzeel, “Obituary: Professor Robert Beulay, OCD (1927-2007) by Mary Hansbury and a Report on the North American Syriac Symposium V by George Kiraz.

JCSSS is a refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies Inc. (CSSS), located at the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. JCSSS contains the transcripts of public lectures presented at the CSSS and possibly other articles and book reviews. JCSSS focuses on the vast Syriac literature, which is rooted in the same soil from which the ancient Mesopotamian and biblical literatures sprung; on Syriac art that bears Near Eastern characteristics as well as Byzantine and Islamic influences; and on archaeology, unearthing in the Middle East and the rest of Asia and China the history of the Syriac-speaking people: Assyrians, Chaldeans, Maronites and Catholic and Orthodox Syriacs. Modern Syriac Christianity and contemporary vernacular Aramaic dialects are also the focus of JCSSS. The languages of the Journal are English, French and German, and quotations from ancient sources are given in the original languages and in translation. The articles are interdisciplinary and scholarly; the Editorial Committee brings together scholars from four American, Canadian, and European universities. The CSSS that publishes JCSSS was founded in 1999 at the University of Toronto, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, as part of the latter’s academic programme in Aramaic and Syriac languages and literatures. It was incorporated under the Canada Corporations Act in January 23, 1999.

Volume 7 includes the following articles: "Three Contexts for Reading Manasseh’s Prayer in the Didascalia" by Judith H. Newman, “Narsai’s Dependence on Theodore of Mopsuestia” by Frederick McLeod, “The Last Days of Nestorius in Syriac Sources” by George Bevan, “Syrian Christian Intellectuals in the World of Islam: Faith, the Philosophical Life, and the Quest for an Interreligious Convivencia in Abbasid Times” by Sidney H. Griffith, “Monasteries and Churches of the Qalamum (Syria): Art and Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages” by Mat Immerzeel, “Obituary: Professor Robert Beulay, OCD (1927-2007) by Mary Hansbury and a Report on the North American Syriac Symposium V by George Kiraz.

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Contributor Biography

Amir Harrak

Amir Harrak is full professor at the University of Toronto. His specialty is Aramaic and Syriac languages and literatures. His many publications deal with Syriac epigraphy, Chronicles, and cataloguing of manuscripts.

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • From the Editor (page 7)
  • Three Contexts for Reading Manassehs Prayer in the Didascalia. By Judith H. Newman (page 9)
  • Narsais Dependence on Theodore of Mopsuestia. By Frederick McLeod (page 24)
  • The Last Days of Nestorius in the Syriac Sources. By George A. Bevan (page 45)
  • Syrian Christian Intellectuals in the World of Islam: Faith, the Philosophical Life, and the Quest for an Interreligious Convivencia in Abbasid Times. By Sidney Griffith (page 61)
  • Monasteries and Churches of the Qalamun (Syria): Art and Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages. By Mat Immerzeel (page 80)
  • Obituary. Professor Robert Beulay, OCD (1927-2007) (page 105)
  • Report on North American Syriac Studies Symposium V. By George Kiraz (page 109)
  • The Canadian Society for Syriac Studies. Members of the Year 2006-2007 (page 111)
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