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Callebaut, Paul-Jacques

Overview
Works: 71 works in 108 publications in 3 languages and 1,284 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Film editor, Director, Illustrator
Classifications: BP189.2, 297
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Paul-Jacques Callebaut
Publications by Paul-Jacques Callebaut
Most widely held works by Paul-Jacques Callebaut
Dervishes, lovers of God ( visu )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Describes the Dervishes and the dance they have created called the Sama. Tells how these Muslim monks seek complete union with God as they transfix their bodies to reach mystic ecstacy
Shiites, followers of Ali ( visu )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
"The first dissidence within Islam, Shiism had been opposed to the authority of the Sunni caliphs and more generally to power of any kind"--Original container
Nestorians and Syrians-- primitive Christian churches ( visu )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
"Evangelized by St. Thomas, the Christians of Mesopotamia and Persia spread as far as India and even China. Cut off from the West, these churches developed separately in seclusion and today seem to be the living testimony of an archaic Christianity"--Container
A secret order, the Druzes ( visu )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Examines the theology of the Druze, an offshoot of the Shiite Moslems, and the most secret sect of Islam. Shows a marriage ceremony and the unique situation of the Druze residing in Israel
From Jerusalem to Mecca ( visu )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
The journey from Jerusalem to Mecca in present day Saudi Arabia shows the mingling and divergence of history and religion
Sunnis and the prohibited Mecca ( visu )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Examines the Sunnis of Arabia, the guardians of orthodoxy and of the Kaaba. Describes the rites of hadj where 2 million pilgrims descend upon Mecca for several days
Hassidim, from ghettos to Zion ( visu )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Looks at the faith and rituals of the Hassidim, and examines the historical and ethnic context in which this group has flourished. The Hassidim are presented as loving and zealous people, living within a close community. Includes scenes showing male infant circumcision, and the sacrifice of a lamb
Eastern Orthodox, heirs of Byzantium ( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Describes the Eastern Orthodox who hold a dominant position at the Holy Secpulchre. Tells how each year Greek pilgrims invade Jerusalem during Easter week
Armenian diaspora ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Describes the Armenian Christians and the Egyptian Copts. Tells how Armenia was the first land to make Christianity a state religion and how the Armenian Christians set up their own independent and national church
A Biblical sect, the Samaritans ( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Examines the Samaritans who for 3,000 years have refused to acknowledge the primacy of Jerusalem. Tells how they still honor the traditions of the Hebrews of the time of Moses
Maronites between flower and gun ( visu )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Describes the tough mountain-dwelling Christian populations in Syria who took shelter on Mount Lebanon. Tells how they forged a communal and national identity while fighting against Byzantium and Islam and how they have become one of the major factors of the Lebanese conflict
From Mesopotamia to the Promised Land ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Traces the journey which Abraham, the first of the prophets, made some 4,000 years ago from Ur in Mesopotamia to Jerusalem in the Promised Land. Examines the religious diversity of the region, including looks at Christian sects in Turkey, Yezidis, Sufis, etc
Abyssinians, sons of Solomon ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Tells how Juda and Byzantium gave birth to the Abyssinian Church. Describes the sacred dances of the deacons which were inspired by those of David and are supposed to have been introduced following a visit by the Queen of Sheba to Solomon 3,000 years ago
Rites et mystères au Proche-Orient : sur les traces d'Abraham by Nicole Callebaut( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in French and Arabic and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Du Sinaï a l'Euphrate : Samaritains, Assyriens, Druzes, Derviches, Hassidim by Paul-Jacques Callebaut( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in French and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Les mystérieux Druzes du Mont-Liban by Paul-Jacques Callebaut( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Shiites, followers of Ali by Nicole Saey( visu )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Examines the Shiites, the first dissident group within Islam. Shows the custom of self-flagellation and explains the religious background of this group which opposes all forms of authority
Les derniers Samaritains by Paul-Jacques Callebaut( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in French and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Today-- Sunnis and the prohibited Mecca ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"Guardian of orthodoxy, the Sunnis of Arabia are also guardians of the Kaaba, religious pole of Islam in Mecca. Every year, two million pilgrims walking in procession carry out for several days the rites of Hadj. This area is prohibited to all non-Moslims"--Container
The Armenians, from St. Gregory ( visu )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Provides an historical survey of the Armenian Church which, along with the Greek Orthodox Christians, has been the oldest Christian sect and describes their exodus from their lands of origin to Turkey, Jerusalem, and Lebanon. Portrays their secular and religious practices
 
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English (33)
French (21)
Arabic (1)
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