Youhanna N. Youssef is a researcher at Centre for Early Christian Studies- Australian Catholic University. He holds a PhD from Montpellier Univeristy (France) in Coptology. He has written extensively on computational linguistics in the field of Coptic and in Copto-Arabic studies and is the author of The Life and Works of Severus of Antioch in the Coptic and Copto-Arabic Tradition.
Severus of Antioch is by far the most prolific and well known theologian of the non-Chalcedonian churches. Although his life and writings came to our knowledge in Syriac, gaining him the title “Crown of the Syriac Literature,” many texts relating to his life and works survived in the Coptic and Copto-Arabic tradition, as well as a number of other texts that were traditionally attributed to him. This book provides an analysis of these texts as well as a discussion of the veneration of Severus of Antioch in the Coptic Church.
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