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Mystic Treatises by Isaac of Nineveh By A.J. Wensinck
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Mystic Treatises by Isaac of Nineveh, translated from Bedjan's Syriac text with an introduction and registers by A. J. Wensinck.
Mystic Treatises by Isaac of Nineveh By A. J. Wensinck
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Mar Isaac of Nineveh, a native of Beth Qatraye, was born in the early part of the 7th century. He was ordained bishop of Nineveh, but resigned the office after only five months to pursue the life of... More > a solitary monk. Among the many writers of the Assyrian Church of the East on the spiritual life, Mar Isaac is considered the greatest. His writings have enjoyed a wide circulation among Christians in the east and west through translations into eighteen classical and modern languages. The fact that Mar Isaac is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches is a remarkable testimony to the profound influence his writings have had on the spiritual life of many Christians. This also testifies to the truth that spirituality often provides a means to transcend the narrow confines of sectarian differences. This volume contains an English translation of the original Syriac texts edited and published by Fr. Paul Bedjan in 1909.< Less
Mystical Treatises of St Isaac the Syrian By A.J. Wensinck
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St Isaac the Syrian, or of Nineveh, is almost unique in being venerated as a saint, and spiritual authority by both the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox communions, even though he was a member of the... More > Church of the East, and therefore formally considered heterodox. The great value of his spiritual writings have spoken for themselves and he remains a great favourite among the modern spiritual fathers of both Orthodox communities. This volume contains a collection of his spiritual writings translated into English by A.J. Wensinck.< Less
The Mystical Writings By Isaac the Syrian
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Regarding the writings of Isaac, to date, The Mystic Treatises, is perhaps one of, if not the most important work of Isaac of Nineveh. It should be pointed out, early on, that the overriding theme... More > of this work was for one to achieve the attainment of God’s love, the consummate union between man and God. To achieve this ecstasy, an aspirant had to acquire a spiritual, rather than an intellectual, knowledge since he should mentally dismiss much of the world. The Mystic Treatises proposes a way using the three stages, proposed by Plotinus of repentance, purification and illumination, which have also been designated the physical, psychic and spiritual levels of man. It should, however, also be quickly pointed out that Isaac did not organize his thoughts systematically, for he intertwined the three stages, with an overall progression. These three being: Repentance, Purification and Illumination. In time, some will set the three as Purification, Illumination, and Unification.< Less
Mystic Treatises By A.J Wensinck
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St Isaac the Syrian, or of Nineveh, is almost unique in being venerated as a saint, and spiritual authority by both the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox communions, even though he was a member of the... More > Church of the East, and therefore formally considered heterodox. The great value of his spiritual writings have spoken for themselves and he remains a great favourite among the modern spiritual fathers of both Orthodox communities. This volume contains a collection of his spiritual writings translated into English by A.J. Wensinck.< Less
Mystic Treatises By A.J Wensinck
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St Isaac the Syrian, or of Nineveh, is almost unique in being venerated as a saint, and spiritual authority by both the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox communions, even though he was a member of the... More > Church of the East, and therefore formally considered heterodox. The great value of his spiritual writings have spoken for themselves and he remains a great favourite among the modern spiritual fathers of both Orthodox communities. This volume contains a collection of his spiritual writings translated into English by A.J. Wensinck.< Less
The Truth About the Sword in Luke 22:36 By Hadrian Mâr Élijah Bar Israël
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Some Syriac Orthodox people have recently began to use verses from the Peshitta, including Luke 22:36 in order to claim that Jesus taught violence; in order to justify their own violence in Syria and... More > Iraq. This is a refutation of that heresy.< Less
Mar Isaacus Ninivita: De Perfectione Religiosa By Paul Bedjan
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Mar Isaac of Nineveh, a native of Beth Qatraye, was born in the early part of the 7th century. He was ordained bishop of Nineveh, but resigned the office after only five months to pursue the life of... More > a solitary monk. Among the many writers of the Assyrian Church of the East on the spiritual life, Mar Isaac is considered the greatest. His writings have enjoyed a wide circulation among Christians in the east and west through translations into eighteen classical and modern languages. The fact that Mar Isaac is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches is a remarkable testimony to the profound influence his writings have had on the spiritual life of many Christians. This volume contains an edition of the Syriac texts by Fr. Paul Bedjan which was used in the translation into English by A. J. Wensinck.< Less
Spiritual Treasures from the Chaldean Tradition By Paul Karmo
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This book is a simple and practical introduction to spirituality and prayer from the tradition of the Church of the East (Chaldean, Assyrian, and Syro-Malabar churches). The first part consists of... More > short morning, evening and night prayers. The second section has a few devotionals to saints of the Church of the East and various prayers from Fathers Isaac of Nineveh and St. Ephrem. The last two sections offer a guide for confession and an explanation of the Mass using selections from 5th and 7th century Fathers, Mar Narsai and Gabriel Qatraya.< Less
Morceaux Choisis de Litterature Arameenne: Volume 2 By Jacques Eugene Manna
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An anthology of Syriac Literature collected and published by the learned bishop Mar Yaqub Awgin Manna (1867-1927), who was professor of Syriac in the Syro- Chaldean Seminary in Mosul between 1895 and... More > 1902. Manna also published a well known Syriac grammar in Arabic and a Syriac-Arabic dictionary. Volume 2 of this anthology contains selections from the writings of Isaac of Nineveh, Jacob of Edessa, Patriarch Timothy I, Thomas of Marga, Khunayn Ibn Iskhaq, Anton Rhetor, Elia of Anbar, Emmanuel Bar Shahare, Philoxenus of Mabbugh, Patriarch Elia III, Gewargis Warda, Khamis Bar Qardahe, Yukhannan Bar Madani, Bar Hebraeus, and Mar Audisho of Nisibis.< Less