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Missionary stories and the formation of the Syriac churches

Author: Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015] ©2015
Series: Transformation of the classical heritage, 55.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Saint-Laurent, Jeanne-Nicole Mellon.
Missionary stories and the formation of the Syriac churches
(DLC) 2014040548
(OCoLC)893609434
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent
ISBN: 9780520960589 0520960580
OCLC Number: 909542364
Description: 1 online resource : maps.
Contents: Portraying a missionary narrative 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.
Series Title: Transformation of the classical heritage, 55.
Responsibility: Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent.

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Offers a study about the missionaries' voyages in the Syrian Orient to illustrate their shared symbols and motifs. This book reveals how these texts encapsulated the concerns of the communities that  Read more...

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