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The Wisdom of Isaac of Nineveh: A Bilingual Edition

ISBN: 1-59333-335-8
From one of the most thought-provoking writers in the monastic tradition, this volume contains 153 short, contemplative sayings of St. Isaac of Nineveh (fl. 661-681 CE) in their original Syriac with facing English translation. St. Isaac was ordained bishop of Nineveh but resigned his post only five months later and became a monastic hermit in the mountains of southeastern Iraq. This work speaks to believing Christians today as well as scholars wishing to learn more about the Eastern monastic tradition.
$19.20

The Cosmic Covenant (Hardback)

Biblical Themes of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation
ISBN: 978-1-59333-604-2
Murray’s study of the covenant theme begins with a chronological survey of the concept, beginning at the creation itself. He traces this theme through the Bible, noting its key components of justice and peace. The concept is a shared one between Judaism and Christianity, and Murray suggests that it continues to have ecological as well as spiritual relevance to the world today.
$90.00

American Orthodoxy and Parish Congregationalism

ISBN: 1-59333-195-9
Orthodox ecclesiology doctrinally and historically requires that all authority in the church be expressed by the bishop. The unity of authority, based upon the laying on of hands, is the lived expression of the oneness and catholicity of the church. American Orthodoxy, however, does not have such an authority structure, especially on the parish level. This study explores the divergence of practice from doctrine in the American church. The study concludes with a theological discussion of the problematic nature of parish congregationalism in Orthodoxy. It points toward the already-realized conciliarity of supra-parish structures as the paradigm for a reformation of parish authority structures.
$87.60

Bishop Lists: Formation of Apostolic Succession of Bishops in Ecclesiastical Crises

ISBN: 1-59333-194-0
Early lists of bishops, identified by Walter Bauer as "literary propaganda," mark critical points in the development of the doctrine of the apostolic succession of bishops. This study delves into the political struggles surrounding the lists and the doctrine they served to define. Ecclesiastical politics in each case reflects the threat to the bishop's authority and clarifies the meaning of apostolic succession in the Church's development. This social history approach, examining the function of the literature within its historical circumstances, reveals how theology developed from politics. The development is as gripping politically as it is illuminating theologically.
$92.40

The Phoenician Solar Theology (Hardcover)

An Investigation into the Phoenician Opinion of the Sun found in Julian's Hymn to King Helios
ISBN: 1-59333-210-6
This book, the first study of its kind, contends that an authentic Phoenician solar theology existed, reaching back to at least the fifth or sixth century BCE. Through Azize’s examination, a portrait of a vibrant Phoenician tradition of spiritual thought emerges: a native tradition not dependent upon Hellenic thought, but related to other Semitic cultures of the ancient Near East, and, of course, to Egypt. In light of this analysis, it can be seen that Phoenician religion possessed a unique organizing power in which the sun, the sun god, life, death, and humanity, were linked in a profound system.
$101.40

The Old Syriac Gospels of Evangelion Da-Mepharreshe

Being the text of the Sinai or Syro-Antiochene Palimpsest; including the latest additions and emendations, with variants of the Curetonian text, corroborations from many other mss, and a list of quotations from ancient authors
ISBN: 1-59333-134-7
This work was meant to supply a new edition of the Sinai Palimpsest text of the Old Syriac Gospels. Lewis's edition of the Syriac text, accompanied by an Introduction and extensive scholarly apparatus, is again made widely available in this Gorgias Press reprint.
$96.00

The Book of Common Prayer [shhimo] of the Syrian Church (Hardback)

ISBN: 1-59333-246-7
A translation (from the Syriac) of the West Syriac Daily Offices, known as the book of shhimo.
$106.20

Legends of Eastern Saints

Chiefly from Eastern Sources
ISBN: 1-59333-243-2
In this GP edition, scholars and students will find Wensinck’s collection of texts from Ethiopic, Arabic, Syriac, and Karshuni manuscripts, as well as English translations of the legends of Archelides and Hilaria, assembled in one volume.
$107.40

The Book of Common Prayer [shhimo] of the Syrian Church (Paperback)

ISBN: 1-59333-033-2
A translation (from the Syriac) of the West Syriac Daily Offices, known as the book of shhimo.
$72.60

Ancient Syriac Documents

ISBN: 1-59333-136-3
Cureton’s book was first begun as early as 1848 on the basis of manuscripts in the collection of the British Museum. It furnished nineteenth-century students of Syriac Christianity with a wealth of new resources and continues to be just as valuable for students today.
$99.00

The Ancient Fathers on the Priesthood

On the Office and Work of the Priesthood in the Church of Christ
ISBN: 1-59333-043-X
This book draws upon the works of numerous patristic authorities as well as Bernard of Clairvaux and Peter de Blois. Male synthesized their theological reflection and endeavored to present “the unanimous sentiments of the Church Catholic on its important subject.”
$45.60

Palestinian Syriac Texts

From Palimpsest Fragments in the Taylor-Schechter Collection
ISBN: 1-59333-184-3
From the Ben Ezra Synagogue Genizah came thirty-two of the thirty-four palimpsest fragments that make up the material of this book. Originally published in 1900, Gorgias Press is pleased to present this reprint edition of Lewis and Gibson’s work.
$53.40

Teacher of Holiness: The Holy Spirit in Origen's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans

ISBN: 1-59333-149-5
This book, on the pneumatology of Origen's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, illustrates the centrality of the Holy Spirit for his theological project. As both God's exitus into the world and humanity's reditus to God, the Spirit forms the crucial link between Origen's doctrine of God and his spiritual anthropology. Origen's images for the Holy Spirit, understood in the context of second century concepts of 'spirit,' convey the intersection of theology and anthropology in his thought. This book explores Origen's understanding of the multiplicity of spirits found in the Scriptures, with particular emphasis on the Holy Spirit as pivotal to God's outreach into the world.
$87.00

John Rufus and the World Vision of Anti-Chalcedonean Culture

Second Revised Edition
ISBN: 1-59333-131-2
This book deals with the works of the anti-Chalcedonian hagiographer, John Rufus, and traces the basic motives behind the opposition against the council of Chalcedon in the fifth century through an attempt to reconstruct a specific anti-Chalcedonian culture. As part of the eastern monastic culture, it considered itself a counter-culture guarding purity of ascetic conduct and orthodoxy from being defiled by the perverseness of the majority. Reading John Rufus' hagiography, we find ourselves in the midst of a cosmological warfare between good and evil, where the great heroes of the anti-Chalcedonian movement enter into history as God's warriors against the rebellion of demons and heretics.
$85.20

Noble Soul: The Life & Legend of the Vilna Ger Tzedek Count Walenty Potocki

Series: Judaism in Context 1
ISBN: 1-59333-097-9
Walenty Potocki was a young Polish nobleman who abandoned wealth, power, and unlimited worldly prospects to convert to new religion - Judaism. Potocki was betrayed by a member of the religious community he embraced and burned at the stake by the Church he left behind in 1749. This book examines eleven versions of this remarkable man’s story and the heated, previously unpublished, correspondence between the Potocki clan and one of his early biographers. Noble Soul is the record of one man’s defining faith, and of the compelling human need for personal spiritual fulfillment.
$86.40

Symbols of the Cross in the Writings of the Early Syriac Fathers

ISBN: 1-59333-230-0
The book takes the reader on a journey of cross symbolism. Karim covers topics from the paradise of Eden to the Crucifixion and Golgotha. He discusses the cross as a symbol of historical, sacramental, and eschatological events.
$128.00

"Blessed is He who has brought Adam from Sheol"

Christ's Descent to the Dead in the Theology of Saint Ephrem the Syrian
ISBN: 1-59333-228-9
Buchan’s work is an examination of the theological use of the doctrine of Christ's descent to the dead in the works of Saint Ephrem the Syrian (ca. 306-373 C.E.). Ephrem's conception of Christ's descent to Sheol provides us with an important and distinctive vision of the significance of this salvific event. Ephrem's use of Semitic and non-Western poetic forms and structures as a mode of theological discourse, coupled with his preference for imagery and symbolism rather than definition, resulted in a variety of vivid depictions of Christ's descent to Sheol. The doctrine is shown to be an integral and multifaceted component of Ephrem's theology.
$110.40

Unlocking the Garden: A Feminist Jewish Look at the Bible, Midrash, and God

A Feminist Jewish Look at the Bible, Midrash, and God
ISBN: 1-59333-058-8
A stirring collection of fifteen articles, many of which have been previously published by the author who is a feminist Jew. The author unabashedly confronts difficult biblical and midrashic texts, without taking an apologetic stance.
$81.60

Symbols of Church and Kingdom

A Study in Early Syriac Tradition
ISBN: 1-59333-150-9
In this revised and updated edition of his classic work, Robert Murray offers the fullest and most vivid picture yet available of the development and character of the culture. It will be of interest to a wide range of readers.
$50.40

Antient Liturgies

ISBN: 1-59333-100-2
Antient Liturgies was a valuable resource at an early stage in comparative liturgical studies and continues to provide a broad overview of the diversity of early Christian worship in an accessible and convenient format for students and scholars.
$121.20

Early Eastern Christianity

St. Margaret's Lectures
ISBN: 1-59333-101-0
Contains six lectures: early bishops of Edessa, Bible in Syriac, early Syriac theology, marriage and the sacraments, Bardaisan and his disciples, Acts of Judas Thomas, and Hymn of the Soul. They were delivered in 1904 by Burkitt, then lecturer in paleography, at the University of Cambridge.
$87.60

Worship In Islam: Al-Ghazzali's Book of the Ihya

ISBN: 1-59333-111-8
A translation of the Book of Worship by the eleventh-century writer Al-Ghazzali, this is a useful book which explains elements of Muslim worship for those who desire to know more. Annotations help clarify allusions and technical terms referred to in this translation.
$88.80

The Ancient Church Orders

ISBN: 1-59333-099-5
The Church Orders are an interesting series of manuals in The Ancient Church Orders. A. J. Maclean makes them better known to the modern reader, and explains the extent to which they throw light on early Christian worship and customs.
$80.40

The Fragments of Heracleon

Series: Texts and Studies (First Series) Vol.1, No.4
ISBN: 1-59333-279-3
Only fragments survive of the writings of the Valentinian Gnostic teacher Heracleon (fl. 145-180 AD). The remnants can be found primarily in quotations in Origen's commentary on the Gospel of John. This study gives an edition of the surviving texts with extensive notes, biblical references, and indices. This volume is indispensable for the study of second century Gnosticism.
$69.00

The Apology of Aristides on behalf of the Christians

Series: Texts and Studies (First Series) Vol.1, No. 1
ISBN: 1-59333-278-5
The Apology of Aristides is the earliest Christian apologia to have survived in its entirety. It was written as a defense of the new Christian way of life against its many rivals and opponents, and details some of its leading ethical precepts. Long thought to have been lost, this early second-century work was rediscovered in a Syriac translation in a seventh-century manuscript preserved in the monastery of St. Catherine on Mount Sinai. This volume contains not only the standard edition of the Syriac text with critical notes, but also the first English translation and a study of surviving fragments in Greek, which were subsequently identified in the 'Life of Barlaam and Josaphat' (an early Christian reworking of the life of Buddha).
$74.40