The Rabbula Corpus: Comprising the Life of Rabbula, His by Robert R. Phenix Jr.,Cornelia B. Horn

By Robert R. Phenix Jr.,Cornelia B. Horn

A major new examine of Rabbula and Christianity in Edessa

This quantity makes to be had for the 1st time either the Syriac textual content and an English translation of each to be had unique composition through Rabbula, the debatable bishop of Edessa (ca. 411–435 CE). It incorporates a re-creation of the Life of Rabbula and different biographical traditions approximately him, together with his conversion from paganism to Christianity. The texts accrued within the quantity are a important resource for learning the reception historical past of biblical subject matters. moreover, the corpus bargains insights into the beginnings of ecclesiastical laws within the East, charitable paintings, pilgrimage, ascetic beliefs, and church management. Horn and Phenix study Rabbula’s contribution to the Christological controversies of the 5th and 6th centuries, together with his impact on Cyril of Alexandria in his debate with Theodoret of Cyrrhus and Theodore of Mopsuestia.


  • A severe research of the theological, cultural, and historic improvement of Syriac Christianity
  • Thorough old, theological, and socio-cultural research supplied for every text
  • A formerly unidentified Christian Palestinian Aramaic fragment

Robert R. Phenix Jr. the writer of The Sermons on Joseph of Balai of Qenneshrin: Rhetoric and Interpretation in Fifth-century Syriac Literature (Mohr Siebeck, 2008), coeditor of Children in past due historical Christianity (Mohr Siebeck, 2009), and coauthor of The Chronicle of Pseudo-Zachariah Rhetor: Church and battle in past due Antiquity (Liverpool college Press, 2011).

Cornelia B. Horn is the writer of Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The profession of Peter the Iberian (Oxford collage Press, 2006), coauthor of John Rufus: The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus (Society of Biblical Literature, 2008) and 'Let the little kids Come to Me': early life and youngsters in Early Christianity (Catholic college of the US Press, 2009), and editor or coeditor of numerous different volumes.

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