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Missionary stories and the formation of the Syriac churches, Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

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Missionary stories and the formation of the Syriac churches
Title
Missionary stories and the formation of the Syriac churches
Statement of responsibility
Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book analyzes the hagiographic traditions of six missionary saints in the Syriac heritage: Thomas, Addai, Mari, Simeon of Beth Arsham, Jacob Baradaeus, and Ahoudemmeh. Saint-Laurent studies a body of legends about missionaries' voyages in the Syrian Orient and illustrates their shared symbols and motifs. Revealing how these texts encapsulate the concerns of the communities that wrote them, she draws attention to the role of hagiography as a malleable genre that was well suited for the idealized presentation of the beginnings of Christian communities. Hagiographers, through their reworking of missionary themes, assert autonomy, orthodoxy, and apostolicity for their individual civic and monastic communities, posturing themselves in relationship to the rulers of their empire and other competing forms of Christianity. She argues that missionary hagiography is an important and neglected source for understanding the development of the East and West Syriac ecclesiastical bodies: the Syrian Orthodox Church and the Church of the East. Many of these Syriac-speaking churches remain today in the Middle East and India, with diaspora communities in Europe and North America. While Saint-Laurent focuses on late antiquity in Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches, her work opens up further study of the role of saints and stories as symbolic links between ancient and modern traditions"--Provided by publisher
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contains biographical information
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CU-S/DLC
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Saint-Laurent, Jeanne-Nicole Mellon
Dewey number
281/.630922
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BX4714.122
LC item number
.S25 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Joan Palevsky imprint in classical literature
  • Transformation of the classical heritage
Series volume
55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Syriac Christian saints
  • Missionaries
  • Christian hagiography
Label
Missionary stories and the formation of the Syriac churches, Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-199) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: missionary narratives in the Syriac tradition -- St. Thomas, missionary apostle to India -- The teaching of Addai : founding a Christian city -- Mari as apostle to the church of Persia -- John of Ephesus as hagiographer and missionary -- Legends of Simeon of Beth Arsham, missionary to Persia -- Hagiographical portraits of Jacob Baradaeus -- Ahoudemmeh among the Arabs
Control code
893609434
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780520284968
Lccn
2014040548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)893609434
Label
Missionary stories and the formation of the Syriac churches, Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: missionary narratives in the Syriac tradition -- St. Thomas, missionary apostle to India -- The teaching of Addai : founding a Christian city -- Mari as apostle to the church of Persia -- John of Ephesus as hagiographer and missionary -- Legends of Simeon of Beth Arsham, missionary to Persia -- Hagiographical portraits of Jacob Baradaeus -- Ahoudemmeh among the Arabs
Control code
893609434
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 209 pages
Isbn
9780520284968
Lccn
2014040548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)893609434

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