The Orthodox Church in the Arab World 700–1700: An Anthology of Sources

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Edited by Samuel Noble and Alexander Treiger
Foreword by Metropolitan Ephrem (Kyriakos)
Publication Data: DeKalb, IL: NIU Press, 2014
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: x + 375
Dimensions (l × w × h): 23.0 cm × 15.1 cm × 2.0 cm
ISBN: 978‒0‒87580‒701‒0

Edited by Samuel Noble and Alexander Treiger
Foreword by Metropolitan Ephrem (Kyriakos)

A volume of Orthodox Christian Series

“This book offers you a testimony of the faith of the Orthodox Church in the Arab world in the historical period between 700 and 1700. It weaves together an anthology of many previously unpublished works, unknown in Arabic and even more so in English. This is a good initiative by Samuel Noble and Dr. Alexander Treiger, who strive to show the entire world how much the Lord has spoken through the mouth of authors devoted to Him, amidst major historical events from the rise of Islam, through the Umayyad, ʿAbbasid, and Fatimid periods, the Crusaders, the Mongols, and the Mamluks, down to the Ottoman era. All this bears witness to the fact that the Christian Church is nourished by the ongoing revelation of the Holy Spirit, the Divine Spirit who inspires and acts within individuals dedicating themselves to witnessing to the Truth—that Truth that became incarnate in Him who has overcome all kinds of death and corruption throughout human history: our Lord Jesus Christ. In both their life and their society, people of the Middle East can feel, in a great number of ways, the effects of this Truth, and so the Lord inspires those who love Him to find ways to express His ongoing presence and His continuous operation within human history.”


Metropolitan Ephrem (Kyriakos)
Samuel Noble and Alexander Treiger
Chapter 1
An Apology for the Christian Faith
(ﺭﺳﺎﻟﺔ ﺩﻓﺎﻋﻴﺔ ﻓﻲ اﻟﻌﻘﺎﺋﺪ ﺍﻟﻤﺴﻴﺤﻴﺔ)
Mark N. Swanson
Chapter 2
Theodore Abu Qurra
(ﺛﺎودورس أبو قرة)
John C. Lamoreaux
Chapter 3
The Disputation of the Monk Abraham of Tiberias
(ﻣﺠﺎﺩﻟﺔ ﺍﻟﺮ ﺍﻫﺐ ﺇﺑﺮ ﺍﻫﻴﻢ ﺍﻟﻄﺒﺮ ﺍﻧﻲ)
Krisztina Szilágyi
Chapter 4
(سير القديسين)
John C. Lamoreaux
Chapter 5
Agapius of Manbij
(ﻣﺤﺒﻮﺏ ﺍﻟﻤﻨﺒﺠﻲ)
John C. Lamoreaux
Chapter 6
Sulayman al-Ghazzi
(سليمان الغزي)
Samuel Noble
Chapter 7
ʿAbdallah ibn al-Fadl al-Antaki
(عبد ﷲ بن الفضل اﻷنطاكي)
Samuel Noble
Chapter 8
The Noetic Paradise
(ﻛﺘﺎﺏ اﻟﻔﺮ ﺩوس اﻟﻌﻘﻠﻲ)
Alexander Treiger
Chapter 9
Agathon of Homs
(أغاﺛﻦ ﻣﻄﺮ اﻥ حمص)
Alexander Treiger
Chapter 10
Paul of Antioch
(بوﻟﺲ اﻷنطاﻛﻲ)
Sidney H. Griffith
Chapter 11
Patriarch Macarius Ibn al-Zaʿim
(البطريرك مكاريوس ابن الزعيم)
Nikolaj Serikoff
Chapter 12
Paul of Aleppo
(بوﻟﺲ اﻟﺤﻠﺒﻲ)
Ioana Feodorov
A Bibliographical Guide to Arab Orthodox Christianity
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