Metrical Discourses on Faith by the Blessed Mar Ephrem: Translated, with Introduction and Notes (Paperback)

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Metrical Discourses on Faith by the Blessed Mar Ephrem: Translated, with Introduction and Notes (Paperback)

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Ephrem the Syrian's six Metrical Discourses on Faith reflect on issues central to or arising from the Arian controversy as it manifested in the Syriac-speaking churches: the unique status of the Son of God, the distinction between creator and creation, and especially the problem of human audacity in the quest for knowledge of God. Like Ephrem's other works, these discourses are replete with biblical language and brimming with creative symbolism. However, being less terse and allusive in style than many of his other poems, they also serve as a crucial exposition of some of his most fundamental ideas and a relatively accessible introduction to his thought as a whole. This is the first complete English translation of the whole collection, accompanied by a detailed introduction and copious explanatory notes.
Product Details ISBN: 9789042939349
ISBN-10: 9042939346
Publisher: Peeters
Publication Date: March 17th, 2020
Pages: 154
Language: English
Series: Eastern Christian Texts in Translation