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New Book: Robert Murray's Symbols of Church and Kingdom

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  • Fr. John-Brian
    Gorgias Press is proud to announce a revised edition of Robert Murray s Symbols of Church and Kingdom: A Study in Early Syriac Tradition. This is a must read
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2004
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      Gorgias Press is proud to announce a revised edition of Robert Murray's Symbols of Church and Kingdom: A Study in Early Syriac Tradition. This is a must read for any scholar, student or general reader interested in the Syriac tradition.

      Murray, Robert. Symbols of Church and Kingdom: A Study in Early Syriac Tradition (revised edition)
      Code: 1-59333-114-2
      Pre-Publication Price: $59.00
      Post Publication Price: $64.00
      Format: Paperback
      Size (in): 6 x 9
      Pages: ca. 420
      Publication Year: Forthcoming, summer 2004
      Brief Description: This book deals with a topic of interdisciplinary importance, at the cultural crossroads of the ancient and medieval worlds of east and west, and of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It will be of interest to a correspondingly wide range of readers.

      In this revised and updated edition of his classic work, Robert Murray offers the fullest and most vivid picture yet available of the development and character of the culture, illustrating both its original close relationship to Judaism and its remoter background in Mesopotamian civilization.

      This book deals with a topic of interdisciplinary importance, at the cultural crossroads of the ancient and medieval worlds of east and west, and of Christianity, Judaism and Islam. It will be of interest to a correspondingly wide range of scholars and students. No knowledge of Syriac is assumed.

      ‘A superb work’ -- Wayne A Meeks, Yale University

      'After more than a quarter of a century, Robert Murray's Symbols of Church and Kingdom still remains by far the best introduction to early Syriac Christianity. It has justly become something of a classic.' -- Sebastian Brock, University of Oxford

      ‘This scrupulous book with an unfailing historical sense is alive to the language of the Late Romans, laying bare with sympathy the way in which Syriac-speaking Christians spoke of the Church…’ The New York Review

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