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The Harp is the scholarly journal of Syriac, Oriental, and Ecumenical studies published by the St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI) in Kottayam, India.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-644-0
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: The Harp 8.5
Publication Date: Sep 7,2012
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 490
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-61143-644-0
$226.00
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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: “A Biblical Celebration of the Divine Dispensation, of God’s Economy of Salvation” by F. Acharya, “Syriac Liturgical Poetry – A Resource for Today” by S. P. Brock, “Fire Mingled with Spirit: St. Ephrem’s Views on Angels and the Angelic Life of Christians” by P. J. Botha, “The Purpose of Jacob of Edessa’s Version of Samuel” by A. Salvesen, “Enslavement in Syriac Literature – Comparative Chronology with Bar Hebraeus” by A. Jacob, “The Book of Treasures” by G. Panicker, “Cross and Crucifix in the Syrian Tradition” by J. Kollaparambil, “The Pneumatological Vision of Mar Narsai” by I. Arickappallil, “Mysticism in the Syrian Tradition” by J. Aerthayil, “Timothy and his Dialogue with Muslims” by H. Suermann, “Narsai’s Christology according to his Homily on the Word Became Flesh” by J. Frishman, and other articles and book reviews dealing with various issues of Syriac and Eastern Christianity.

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: “A Biblical Celebration of the Divine Dispensation, of God’s Economy of Salvation” by F. Acharya, “Syriac Liturgical Poetry – A Resource for Today” by S. P. Brock, “Fire Mingled with Spirit: St. Ephrem’s Views on Angels and the Angelic Life of Christians” by P. J. Botha, “The Purpose of Jacob of Edessa’s Version of Samuel” by A. Salvesen, “Enslavement in Syriac Literature – Comparative Chronology with Bar Hebraeus” by A. Jacob, “The Book of Treasures” by G. Panicker, “Cross and Crucifix in the Syrian Tradition” by J. Kollaparambil, “The Pneumatological Vision of Mar Narsai” by I. Arickappallil, “Mysticism in the Syrian Tradition” by J. Aerthayil, “Timothy and his Dialogue with Muslims” by H. Suermann, “Narsai’s Christology according to his Homily on the Word Became Flesh” by J. Frishman, and other articles and book reviews dealing with various issues of Syriac and Eastern Christianity.

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  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Francis Acharya, "A Biblical Celebration of the Divine Dispensation of God's Economy of Salvation" (page 11)
    • 1. Liturgical and Biblical Renewal (page 11)
    • 2. The Divine Dispensation: God's Economy of Salvation (page 13)
    • 3. The Four Ages of the Divine Dispensation (page 15)
    • 4. Our Lectionary (page 20)
    • 5. The Sundays, Moveable Feasts and Holy Sermons (page 22)
      • 5.1 Season of the Annunciation (page 23)
      • 5.2 Season of the Nativity-Epiphany (page 24)
      • 5.3 Season of the Fast of our Lord, His Passion and Resurrection (page 26)
      • 5.4 The Fifty Days of the Resurrection, Ascension, Pentacost (page 31)
      • 5.5 Season of the Apostles (page 32)
      • 5.6 Season of the Transfiguration (page 34)
      • 5.7 The Seven Sundays after the Exaltation of the Cross (page 36)
    • 6. Conclusion (page 40)
  • Francoise Briquel, "The Syriac sources relating to the persecution of the Christians of Najran in South Arabia" (page 43)
  • S.P. Brock, "Syriac Liturgical Poetry - A Resource for Today" (page 55)
  • Christine Chaillot, "Some Comments on the Prayer of Consecration of Icons in the Syriac Tradition" (page 69)
    • A. Introduction (page 69)
    • B. Comments on the prayer (page 71)
    • C. Some Theological Comments (page 78)
    • D. Some Comments about icons and their veneration from texts of the Syriac tradition (page 81)
  • P.J. Botha, "Fire Mingled with Spirit: St. Ephrem's Views on Angels and the Angelic Life of Christians" (page 97)
    • 1. Introduction (page 97)
    • 2. The Polarity Angels Versus God (page 98)
    • 3. The Polarity Angels Versus Mankind (page 100)
    • 4. The Polarity Spirituality Versus Corporeality (page 102)
    • 5. Conclusion (page 106)
  • Dr. Bertam Schimitz, "Das Indienfild in der Syriaschen Thomasliteratur- The three poems of Jacob of Sarub about the Apostel Thomas in India" (page 107)
    • Introduction (page 107)
    • The 'Indienbild' (page 110)
  • Alison Salvesen, "The Purpose of Jacob of Edessa's Version of Samuel" (page 119)
  • Alexander Jacob, "Enslavement in Syriac Literature: Comparative Chronology with Bar Hebraeus" (page 129)
  • Alain Desreumaux, "The Prophetical Testimonies about Christ: An unedited typological exegesis in Syriac" (page 135)
  • D. J. Lane, "The Last Things; Shubhalmaran and his Times" (page 141)
    • Introduction (page 141)
    • The times of Shubhalmaran (page 142)
    • The last follos (page 145)
    • The end of the matter (page 148)
    • Bibliography (page 151)
  • Rev. Dr. G. Panicker, "The Book of Treasures by Mar Job of Edessa" (page 153)
    • The Book of Treasures (page 154)
    • The contents of the Book (page 156)
    • Conclusion (page 161)
  • George Karukaparampil, "Experience of Pneumatological Eschatology in Ephrem" (page 163)
    • The Blessing of the Fall (page 163)
    • The Spirit, The Rahona D'hayya (page 165)
    • Experience in the Mysteries (page 165)
    • Conclusion (page 166)
  • Dr. Karl-Heinz Kuhlmann, "The Apology of Timothy, the Patriarch, before Caliph Mahdi - The Christian-Muslim Dialogue yesterday and today" (page 169)
    • I. Introduction (page 169)
    • II. Time and circumstances of Patriarch Timothy I (page 170)
    • III. The Text (page 172)
    • IV. The Course of Events (page 173)
    • V. The Dialogue yesterday and today (page 175)
    • Bibliography (page 178)
  • Rev. Dr. Jacob Kollaparambil, "Cross and Crucifix in the Syrian Tradition" (page 179)
  • P.V. Philip, "The Dimensions of Love According to Jacob of Sarug" (page 187)
    • Jacob of Sarug (page 187)
    • The Homily (page 188)
  • Dr. Isaac Arickappallil, "The Pneumatological Vision of Mar Narsai" (page 197)
    • I. The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (page 198)
    • II. Pneumatological Soteriology (page 200)
    • III. The Holy Spirit in the Church (page 201)
    • IV. The Holy Spirit in the Sacraments (page 202)
    • Conclusion (page 204)
    • Bibliography (page 206)
  • Assad Sauma Assad, "Addai Shir 1867-1915" (page 211)
    • His Life (page 211)
    • The Killing of the Christians in Seert (page 212)
    • The Assasination of Addai Shir (page 213)
    • The works of Addai Shir (page 218)
    • References (page 221)
  • Lionel R. Wickham, "Peter of Callinicus and Damian of Alexandria" (page 223)
    • The Doctrinal Issues (page 227)
    • Aftermath (page 229)
  • Dr. James Aerthayli, "Mysticism in Syrian Tradition" (page 231)
    • 1. Introduction (page 231)
    • 2. Meaning of Mysticism (page 232)
    • 3. Characteristics of Mysticism (page 234)
    • 4. Mysticism in Eastern Christianity (page 236)
    • 5. Mysticism and Theology (page 237)
    • 6. Mysticism of the Experience of the Spirit (page 238)
      • Mysticism of the Mystery of Christ (page 243)
      • Means of Mysticism (page 245)
      • The Jesus Prayer (page 249)
      • Syrian Theology of Fasting (page 250)
      • The Penitential life of the St. Thomas Christians (page 251)
  • Martin Tamcke, "Luther Pera's Contribution to the Restoration of the Church of the East in Urmia" (page 253)
  • Harald Suermann, "Timothy and his Dialogue with Muslims" (page 265)
    • The Time of Timothy (page 265)
    • Timothy (page 269)
    • Timothy and Islam. The dogma of the Trinity (page 272)
  • Rev. Dr. J. Sanders, "Introduction to the Life of Mar Bishoi" (page 279)
    • Biography of Mar Bishoi (page 280)
    • The Structure of the Text (page 292)
    • Homily 81 in Relation to Other Homilies by Narsal (page 299)
    • The Origins of Narsai's Christology (page 301)
  • Dr. Joseph Kolangadan, "The Historicity of Apostle Thomas Evangelization in Kerala" (page 307)
    • Apocryphal Evidence (page 307)
    • First Century A.D. Intense Maritime contact with Malabar (page 309)
    • Kerala Claim (page 310)
    • Pallibena Perumal - A Royal Disciple of Apostle Thomas (page 311)
    • The Seven Cradles of Nascent Kerala Church (page 312)
    • Mylapore Tomb (page 315)
    • Early Syriac sources (page 316)
    • Corroboration from Early Tamil Literature (page 316)
    • Patristic Citations (page 317)
    • Ecclesiastical Tradition (page 319)
    • Liturgical confirmation (page 319)
    • Pilgrims' Attestation (page 321)
    • Sociological Proof (page 324)
    • Historians' Assessment (page 327)
  • Karen Hermes, "The Syriac Language and Heritage in the Life of the Churches of the Syrian Christians of St. Thomas" (page 331)
    • Introduction (page 331)
    • I. The Significance of the Syriac Language in the Life of the Syrian Churches of St. Thomas (page 332)
    • II. The Significance of the Syriac Heritage in the Life of the Syrian Churches of St. Thomas (page 336)
    • Conclusion (page 340)
  • Archbishop Joseph Powathil, "World Syriac Conference" (page 341)
  • Koonammakkal Thoma Kathanar, "Christ and Christians: An Ecclesiological Theme in Ephrem" (page 347)
    • Introduction (page 347)
    • Church is Unity (page 348)
    • Sheep of Christ is the Only Shephard (page 348)
    • The Baptismal Foundation of the Church (page 353)
  • P.K. Varghese, "Mar Oudhisho Metropolitan of Suwa (Died in 1318) and his Literary Works" (page 357)
  • Wassillios Klein, "Indian Christianity in Greek Orthodox Hymnography" (page 367)
    • The Apostle Thomas (page 368)
    • Ioasaph, king of the Indians (page 370)
    • Summary (page 376)
  • Wolfgang Hage, "Crosses with Epigraphs in Mediaeval Central and East Asian Christianity" (page 377)
  • George Mathew, "Rite for the Dedication of the Church in the West Syrian Tradition" (page 385)
    • The Text (page 385)
    • The Structure of the Bible (page 386)
    • The Analysis of the Text (page 387)
    • Conclusion (page 393)
  • I.H. Dalmais, "Les Chretiens De St. Thomas Et 'Le Pretre Jean' apres quelques travaux recents" (page 395)
  • Jurgen Tubach, "Der Apostel Thomas in China, Die Herkunft eiener Tradition" (page 399)
  • K. Luke, "Gondopharnes" (page 433)
    • I. The Languages of Ancient Iran (page 433)
    • II. The Name Gondopharnes (page 440)
    • III. The Indo-Parithians (page 446)
    • IV. Archaeological Evidence (page 450)
  • Documentation (page 453)
  • Joint Communique of the Second PRO ORIENTE Non-official Syriac Consultation (page 463)
  • Book Reviews (page 468)
  • SEERI Chronicle 1995-1996 (page 486)
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