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The Apology of Aristides on behalf of the Christians Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 164
ISBN: 9781593332785
Pub Date: 11 May 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts and Studies
Description:
The Apology of Aristides is the earliest Christian apologia to have survived in its entirety. It was written as a defense of the new Christian way of life against its many rivals and opponents, and details some of its leading ethical precepts. Long thought to have been lost, this early second-century work was rediscovered in a Syriac translation in a seventh-century manuscript preserved in the monastery of St.
The Fragments of Heracleon Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781593332792
Pub Date: 11 May 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts and Studies
Description:
Only fragments survive of the writings of the Valentinian Gnostic teacher Heracleon (fl. 145-180 AD). The remnants can be found primarily in quotations in Origen's commentary on the Gospel of John.
The Lord's Prayer in the Early Church Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781593332754
Pub Date: 11 May 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts and Studies
Description:
The late Cambridge scholar F. H. Chase gives an insightful study on the Lord's prayer in the early Christian Church.
The Passion of S. Perpetua Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 148
ISBN: 9781593332778
Pub Date: 11 May 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts and Studies
Description:
The story of the two women martyrs S. Perpetua and her slave S. Felicitas (d.

Zeus: The Glorious Encounters of a Divine Adulterer

Format: Paperback
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9780962795053
Pub Date: 14 Mar 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
The loves of the Olympian Zeus included countless immortal and mortal women, and one boy. The offspring, such as Apollo, Bacchus, Herakles, Helen of Troy and many others remain legendary. Section II is a 70-page modern debate on sexuality and spirituality.
Gnostic Ethics and Mandaean Origins Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 125
ISBN: 9781931956857
Pub Date: 17 Feb 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
In opposition to other leading scholars of the Mandaeans, Yamauchi concludes that the Mandaeans could not have originated before the second century CE. He notes their distinguishing characterisitcs from other Gnostic groups.
Islam and the Oriental Churches: Their Historical Relations Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 278
ISBN: 9781931956758
Pub Date: 11 Feb 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
One of the first publications to tackle this subject, this book was widely read and used as a reference. The lectures cover the influence of Christianity on Islam, the relation of Christianity to Islamic theology, the expansion of Islam, the downfall of Christianity, and a look towards the future.
Central Sanctuary and Centralization of Worship in Ancient Israel Cover Central Sanctuary and Centralization of Worship in Ancient Israel Cover
Format: 
Pages: 396
ISBN: 9781593331573
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Near Eastern Studies
Pages: 403
ISBN: 9781463203689
Pub Date: 27 Aug 2014
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Near Eastern Studies
Description:
This book provides the first major reinvestigation and reinterpretation of the history of centralization of worship in ancient Israel since de Wette and Wellhausen in the nineteenth century. Old Testament scholarship has thus far relied on the consensus that the book of Deuteronomy is the product of late monarchic Judah (7th century BC). Pitkanen places the biblical material in its archaeological and ancient Near Eastern context and pays special attention to rhetorical analysis.
Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels (Vol 1-4) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781593332570
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
This new edition conveniently provides the text of all three versions of the Syriac Gospels in one place for the first time. Drawn from the best sources, they are carefully aligned so that their inter-relationship can immediately be seen and studied.
Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels (Vol 1) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 566
ISBN: 9781593331603
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
This new edition conveniently provides the text of all three versions of the Syriac Gospels in one place for the first time. Drawn from the best sources, they are carefully aligned so that their inter-relationship can immediately be seen and studied.
Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels (Vol 2) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781593331610
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
This new edition conveniently provides the text of all three versions of the Syriac Gospels in one place for the first time. Drawn from the best sources, they are carefully aligned so that their inter-relationship can immediately be seen and studied.
Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels (Vol 3) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781593331627
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
This new edition conveniently provides the text of all three versions of the Syriac Gospels in one place for the first time. Drawn from the best sources, they are carefully aligned so that their inter-relationship can immediately be seen and studied.
Comparative Edition of the Syriac Gospels (Vol 4) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 394
ISBN: 9781593331634
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
This new edition conveniently provides the text of all three versions of the Syriac Gospels in one place for the first time. Drawn from the best sources, they are carefully aligned so that their inter-relationship can immediately be seen and studied.
Eastern Liturgies Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 710
ISBN: 9781593331184
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
In one volume, this classic in liturgical studies brings together the main types of Eucharistic liturgy of the various Eastern Christian Churches. For more than a century it has been a reference for students and scholars in comparative liturgy.
Healing in the Theology of Saint Ephrem Cover Healing in the Theology of Saint Ephrem Cover
Format: 
Pages: 503
ISBN: 9781593331566
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics
Pages: 501
ISBN: 9781463203900
Pub Date: 11 Jul 2014
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Studies in Early Christianity and Patristics
Description:
Ephrem, the most celebrated writer of the Syriac Church, presents a wide range of theological themes and images that are characteristic of fourth-century Syrian Christianity. A significant theme that no one has yet studied in Ephrem is the concept of sickness and healing. This book presents the significance of healing theology and the ways in which the healing of man - spiritually, mentally, and corporally - is highly valued by Ephrem.
Midrash and Legend: Historical Anecdotes in the Tannaitic Midrashim Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 678
ISBN: 9781593331276
Pub Date: 01 Jan 2004
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Studies in Judaism
Description:
This study applies form criticism to the stories of the earliest rabbinic midrashim. The results shed light on the literary personalities of the individual midrash collections and the relationships of transmission in the tradition. These stories are of particular interest from an inter-religious and comparative literary point of view because New Testament studies have often referred to certain narratives in the gospels as "midrashic.