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The Diary of Mar Dionysios Georgios al-Qas Behnam, Metropolitan of Aleppo (1912-1992)


Edited with an Introduction by Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim
Nearly three years were spent assembling and editing this volume, which contains the diary of Mar Georgios Dionysios, the former Bishop of Aleppo. The diary covers the years 1943-1981 and offers a fascinating look at the day-to-day life of an important figure in the Syrian Orthodox Church over the course of nearly 40 years.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-154-6
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Feb 6,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 649
Language: Arabic
ISBN: 978-1-60724-154-6
$242.00
$169.40
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Nearly three years were spent assembling and editing this volume, which contains the diary of Mar Georgios Dionysios, the former Bishop of Aleppo. The diary covers the years 1943-1981 and offers a fascinating look at the day-to-day life of an important figure in the Syrian Orthodox Church over the course of nearly 40 years. The bishop’s travels are described, as are his interactions with members of other Christian churches and political figures; even book acquisitions are detailed. Mar Georgios lived through tumultuous years in Middle Eastern history and in the pages of his diary, one also has glimpses at the larger political world swirling around him—whether it be in his visit to Jerusalem and the Holy Land in the late summer of 1948 or his description of the ruins of Quneitra in 1975. This volume will be of great interest not only to members of the Syrian Orthodox Church, but also to any one interested in Christian communities in the modern Middle East as well as any student of the history of contemporary Syria.

Nearly three years were spent assembling and editing this volume, which contains the diary of Mar Georgios Dionysios, the former Bishop of Aleppo. The diary covers the years 1943-1981 and offers a fascinating look at the day-to-day life of an important figure in the Syrian Orthodox Church over the course of nearly 40 years. The bishop’s travels are described, as are his interactions with members of other Christian churches and political figures; even book acquisitions are detailed. Mar Georgios lived through tumultuous years in Middle Eastern history and in the pages of his diary, one also has glimpses at the larger political world swirling around him—whether it be in his visit to Jerusalem and the Holy Land in the late summer of 1948 or his description of the ruins of Quneitra in 1975. This volume will be of great interest not only to members of the Syrian Orthodox Church, but also to any one interested in Christian communities in the modern Middle East as well as any student of the history of contemporary Syria.

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