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The Famous School of Nisibis (Ecole de Nisibe): A Brief History on its Origins, Principals, and its Most Prominent Teachers


madrasat nuṣaybīn al-shahīra: nabdha tārīkhiyya fī ’aṣlihā wa-qawānīnihā wa-fī al-`ulamā’ al-ladhīna qāmū fīhā


This is a brief history of the life of the School of Nisibis, its teachings, traditions, and influence.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61719-465-8
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Jan 10,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 68
Languages: Arabic, Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-61719-465-8
$46.00
$32.20

As indicated by the title, this essay gives a historical account of the School of Nisibis from its beginnings in the fourth century until its demise several centuries later. Mixed up in politics, and theological debates, the School finds itself in many difficult predicaments. Despite the troubles, however, the School’s importance cannot be denied as the list of its famous adherents consists of influential teachers and contributors to Eastern theology. It is an informative read for anyone interested in Early Christian thought.

As indicated by the title, this essay gives a historical account of the School of Nisibis from its beginnings in the fourth century until its demise several centuries later. Mixed up in politics, and theological debates, the School finds itself in many difficult predicaments. Despite the troubles, however, the School’s importance cannot be denied as the list of its famous adherents consists of influential teachers and contributors to Eastern theology. It is an informative read for anyone interested in Early Christian thought.

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