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Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life

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ISBN-10: 0879079010

ISBN-13: 9780879079017

Edition: 1988

Authors: Sebastian P. Brock, Sebastian P. Brock

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The textbook and pulpit notion that all Christendom is divided between Greek East and Latin West overlooks an ancient and still continuing third stream of tradition: Syriac Christianity.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Publication date: 11/1/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 434
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.06" tall
Weight: 1.430

Abbreviations
Preface
General Introduction
Select Bibliography and Sources
Aphrahat (mid fourth century)
Introduction
Translation
Demonstration IV, On Prayer
Ephrem (d. 373)
Introduction
Translations
Hymns on Faith, no XX
Armenian Hymns, no I
Book of Steps (late fourth century)
Introduction
Translations
Discourse XII, On the ministry of the hidden and the manifest church
Discourse XVIII, On the prayer of tears
Evagrius (d. 399)
Introduction
Translation
Admonition on prayer
John of Apamea (first half of fifth century)
Introduction
Translation
Letter to Hesychius
Philoxenus of Mabbug (d. 523)
Introduction
Translations
On the indwelling of the Holy Spirit
Excerpts on prayer
Babai (early sixth century?)
Introduction
Translation
Letter to Cyriacus
Anonymous I (sixth century?)
Introduction
Translation
On prayer
Anonymous II (sixth/seventh century?)
Introduction
Translation
On prayer
Abraham of Nathpar (fl. c. 600)
Introduction
Translation
On prayer
Martyrius (Sahdona) (first half of seventh century)
Introduction
Translation
On the Office, on prayer, vigils and reading the Bible
Isaac of Nineveh (second half of seventh century)
Introduction
Translations
Excerpts from 'Part I'
Discourse XXII, from 'Part I'
Chapters on prayer, from 'Part II'
Discourses, from 'Part II'
Dadisho (second half of seventh century)
Introduction
Translation
On pure prayer
Joseph the Visionary (Abdisho) (eighth century)
Introduction
Translations
On spiritual prayer
On the stirrings of the mind during prayer
John the Elder (John of Dalyatha) (eighth century)
Introduction
Translations
Letter 5
Letter 12
Prayers of the Mystics
Introduction
Translations
John of Apamea
Isaac of Nineveh
Joseph the Visionary
John the Elder
Chronological Table
Index of Biblical References
Subject Index