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.
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Cyril Aphrem Karim's Symbols of the Cross in the Writings of the Early Syriac Fathers takes the reader on a journey of cross symbolism. The book consists of two parts: in the first Karim covers topics from the paradise of Eden to the Crucifixion and Golgotha, and in the second he begins with Golgotha and ends in paradise. He covers such topics as the cross and the patriarchs of the Old Testament, the prophets, and nature. Karim also discusses the usage of cross symbolism in historical, sacramental and eschatological events.
Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim is the Archbishop Patriarchal Vicar of the Syriac Orthodox Church in the Eastern United States. He is very active in the Ecumenical Movement and represents his Church in various international meetings.