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Sapiential Theosis

AuthorChristopher Buck
Title of item
Sapiential Theosis
Subtitle of item
A New Reading of Ephrem the Syrian's Hymns on Paradise
Parent publication   Journal of the Assyrian Academic Society
Date of this edition 1995
Permission author
Posted 2005-04-12 by Christopher Buck
Classified in Historical documents and Published Articles
Abstract Prepublication chapter from Paradise and Paradigm: Key Symbols in Persian Christianity and the Baha’i Faith (Albany: SUNY Press, 1999). St. Eprem the Syrian is generally regarded as the greatest Christian poet of Late Antiquity.
Notes SUNY Press flyer: click here. Paradise and Paradigm is the first formal (academic) comparative study of the Bahá'í Faith and Christianity (even though there is an abundance of popular, apologetic literature on the topic). The choice of "Persian Christianity" is important for historical and cultural reasons, as this is a comparison of two commensurables (two Persian religions) rather than "apples and oranges."
Tags Allegories and metaphors; Christianity; Cosmology; Ephrem; Interfaith dialogue; Paradise; Symbolism
Locations Syria; Iran (documents)
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