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Theology & Religion
On the Tree of the Cross Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 166
ISBN: 9781942699286
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2020
Imprint: Holy Trinity Seminary Press
Illustrations: 1 Illustrations, black and white
Description:
"Thou hast redeemed us from the curse of the Law by Thy precious Blood. By being nailed to the Cross and pierced with the Spear, Thou hast poured immortality on mankind. O our Saviour, glory to Thee.
Historiography and Hierotopy Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781463239817
Pub Date: 31 Aug 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Studies in Classical and Late Antiquity
Description:
Judean hagiographies are unusual. Some are unexpectedly structured: a saint’s life in the form of a history text. Others offer surprising content.
Calling out to Isis Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9781463207151
Pub Date: 22 Jul 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
The expansion of the cult of the goddess Isis throughout the Mediterranean world demonstrates the widespread appeal of Egyptian religion in the Greco-Roman period. In this monograph, Ashby focuses on an oft-neglected population in studies of this phenomenon: Nubian worshipers. Through examination of prayer inscriptions and legal agreements engraved on temple walls, as well as Ptolemaic royal decrees and temple imagery, Ashby sheds new light on the involvement of Nubians in the Egyptian temples of Lower Nubia, and further draws comparisons between Nubian cultic practices and the Meroitic royal funerary cult.
The Interpretations of the Theotokias by the Patriarch John ibn Qiddis Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 174
ISBN: 9781463239480
Pub Date: 31 May 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies
Description:
The theotokias are prayers dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God (Theotokos). In the early fourteenth century, the Patriarch of the Coptic Church, Ibn Qiddis, composed and paraphrased – in Coptic – the Theotokias. His work has only survived in a single manuscript.
Jerusalem's Survival, Sennacherib's Departure, and the Kushite Role in 701 BCE Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 387
ISBN: 9781463241568
Pub Date: 15 May 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts
Description:
In 2002 Henry T. Aubin published The Rescue of Jerusalem: The Alliance Between Hebrews and Africans in 701 BC. Aubin, an award win­ning Canadian journalist, explores Jerusalem’s survival in 701 BCE in the face of an Assyrian invasion of the Levant.
The Book of Women According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781463205898
Pub Date: 14 May 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Surath Kthob
Description:
This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars.
The Psalms According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 704
ISBN: 9781463206390
Pub Date: 14 May 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Surath Kthob
Description:
This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars.
The History of John the Son of Zebedee Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781463240752
Pub Date: 06 May 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts from Christian Late Antiquity
Description:
Many stories and legends about John the son of Zebedee have survived from antiquity. He was known as one of the twelve disciples of Jesus Christ, as the “Beloved Disciple” and author of the Gospel of John, and even as the recipient of the divine revelation in the Apocalypse. Later traditions, such as the Greek Acts of John, told of how John traveled to Ephesus and converted people to Christianity.
Ambrose of Milan's On the Holy Spirit Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 500
ISBN: 9781463240745
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
Despite being the first extended defense of the divinity of the Holy Spirit written in Latin and influencing the Trinitarian theology of Augustine of Hippo, Ambrose of Milan’s On the Holy Spirit (De Spiritu Sancto) has received little scholarly attention. This book seeks to change this perspective by claiming that Ambrose defines the Holy Spirit in a way consistent with pro-Nicene theology using classical Ciceronian rhetoric to interpret Scripture in a quasi-judicial situation.
Jehoiachin and his Oracle Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781463240431
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts
Description:
King Jehoiachin, the last Judahite king exiled to Babylon, became the focus of conflicting hopes and fears about a revived Davidic kingship after the exile. As Sensenig demonstrates, this conflict stemmed from a drastic oracle from Jeremiah that seemed to categorically reject Jehoiachin, while the canon records that he not only survived but thrived in exile.
On this Day (May) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781463240646
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
The Armenian Church Synaxarion is a collection of saints’ lives according to the day of the year on which each saint is celebrated. Part of the great and varied Armenian liturgical tradition from the turn of the first millennium, the first Armenian Church Synaxarion represented the logical culmination of a long and steady development of what is today called the cult of the saints. This volume, the first Armenian-English edition, is the fifth of a twelve-volume series - one for each month of the year - and is ideal for personal devotional use or as a valuable resource for anyone interested in saints.
Syntactic Studies in Targum Aramaic Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781463239107
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Gorgias Biblical Studies
Description:
How can one distinguish between narrative, which records a sequence of events, and a narrator’s comment on these events, in the form of notes, clarifications, and retellings? Syntax of Targumic Aramaic: A Text-Linguistic Reading of 1 Samuel applies the insights of Functional Sentence Perspective and Text Linguistics to Targum 1 Samuel. Through this analysis, Condrea answers key questions about Aramaic syntax and recovers the voice and contributions of the text’s narrator.
Towns and water supply in post-Roman Spain (AD 400-1000) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781463239152
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2020
Imprint: Gorgias Press
Description:
Our current knowledge of Roman aqueducts across the Empire is patchy and uneven. Even if the development of “aqueduct studies” (where engineering, archaeology, architecture, hydraulics, and other disciplines converge) in recent years has improved this situation, one of the aspects which has been generally left aside is the chronology of their late antique phases and of their abandonment. In the Iberian peninsula, there is to date, no general overview of the Roman aqueducts, and all the available information is distributed across various publications, which as expected, hardly mention the late phases.
Sacred Mountains Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780813179117
Pub Date: 17 Mar 2020
Series: Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies
Illustrations: 6 b&w photos
Description:
On a misty morning in eastern Kentucky, cross-bearing Christians gather for a service on a surface-mined mountain. They pray for the health and renewal of the land and for their communities, lamenting the corporate greed of the mining companies. On another day, in southern West Virginia, Andrew Jordon hosts Bible study in a small cabin overlooking a disused 1,400-acre surface mine.
Religion and Resistance in Appalachia Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780813179100
Pub Date: 25 Feb 2020
Series: Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies
Illustrations: 11 b&w photos
Description:
In the last fifty years, the Appalachian Mountains have suffered permanent and profound change due to the expansion of surface coal mining. The irrevocable devastation caused by this practice has forced local citizens to redefine their identities, their connections to global economic forces, their pasts, and their futures. Religion is a key factor in the fierce debate over mountaintop removal; some argue that it violates a divine mandate to protect the earth, while others contend that coal mining is a God-given gift to ensure human prosperity and comfort.
Islam Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781925801897
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2020
Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Description:
Islam is not homogeneous. Its complexity, however, is bewildering for non-Muslims, most of whom know little or nothing of Islam, and generally – like Pope Francis – see it as a peace-loving religion. Others find this claim difficult to accept in the light of the violence and cruelty perpetrated in the name of Allah by Muslim fighters against innocent fellow citizens who are not Muslims, and also against many fellow Muslims.