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COLLECTIONSPublished articles, Historical documents
TITLESapiential Theosis: A New Reading of Ephrem the Syrian's Hymns on Paradise
AUTHOR 1Christopher Buck
DATE_THIS1995
VOLUME9.2
TITLE_PARENTJournal of the Assyrian Academic Society
PAGE_RANGE80–125
ABSTRACTPrepublication 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- Christianity; - Interfaith dialogue; - Metaphors and allegories; - Symbolism; Cosmology; Ephrem; Iran (documents); Paradise; Syria
 
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