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The Syriac translation of Sebastian Brock's The Teaching of the Syrian Fathers on Prayer, an anthology of writings from the Syriac tradition that focus on prayer and the spiritual life.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-61143-228-2
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Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Dec 29,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 7 x 10
Page Count: 192
Language: Syriac
ISBN: 978-1-61143-228-2
$131.00
$78.60

While many people are familiar with the great spiritual writings and authors of the early Greek and Latin Christian traditions, few are even aware of the vast corpus of writings from the Syriac fathers that come from the same eras. This is at least partly the result of a lack of access to these texts because they have not previously been made available in translation. The present work, The Teaching of the Syrian Fathers on Prayer, seeks to correct this lack of access by providing an anthology of texts from the Christian Syriac tradition that focus on the concepts of prayer and the spiritual life. Brock begins with selections from the earliest Syriac authors of the fourth century, Aphrahat and Ephrem, and proceeds with selections over the following centuries. The present volume is the Syriac translation of Brock's work with the text presented in a vocalized Serto script.

While many people are familiar with the great spiritual writings and authors of the early Greek and Latin Christian traditions, few are even aware of the vast corpus of writings from the Syriac fathers that come from the same eras. This is at least partly the result of a lack of access to these texts because they have not previously been made available in translation. The present work, The Teaching of the Syrian Fathers on Prayer, seeks to correct this lack of access by providing an anthology of texts from the Christian Syriac tradition that focus on the concepts of prayer and the spiritual life. Brock begins with selections from the earliest Syriac authors of the fourth century, Aphrahat and Ephrem, and proceeds with selections over the following centuries. The present volume is the Syriac translation of Brock's work with the text presented in a vocalized Serto script.

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Contributor Biography

Sebastian Brock

Emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies, Oxford University, and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. Author of a number of contributions in the area of Syriac studies (including several books published by Gorgias Press).

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