The Harp is the scholarly journal of Syriac, Oriental, and Ecumenical studies published by the St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI) in Kottayam, India. The Harp publishes articles and book reviews from scholars of Eastern Christianity from around the world. The present volume contains proceedings from the sixth annual World Syriac Conference held in 2006 and contains: “The Holy Spirit as ‘Clothing’: An Imagery of the Holy Spirit in the Early Syriac Tradition” by E. Kaniamparampil, “Christmas with Mar Ephrem: The Nativity Feast in Early Syriac Tradition” by D. Bertaina, “The Ancient of Days: The Father or the Son?” by S. P. Brock, “Adam-Mortal or Immortal?” by J. Olikal, “Some Reflections about the Figure of Abraham in the Syriac literature at the Beginning of Islam” by F. B. Chatonnet, “St. Ephrem on the Fourth Century Funeral Rites” by B. Varghese, “The Odes of Solomon, Gnosticism, and the Rule of Faith” by G. Vleugels, “Syriac Fathers on Mary and the Eucharist” by J. Kochuparampil, “Hidden Work of the Heart in Liber Graduum” by T. Kollamparampil, and other articles dealing with various issues of Syriac and Eastern Christianity.
Rev. Jacob Thekeparampil