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Published: 09 January 2018

264 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198803584

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Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology

Jason Scully

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • Recounts the development of Isaac of Nineveh's eschatology through an examination of his use of Syriac sources, while also showing that Isaac's cultural milieu includes Syriac translations of thinkers who originally wrote in Greek
  • Examines Isaac's protological account of creation and fall and then traces the way that this foundation affects his eschatology
  • Uncovers the fundamental role that asceticism plays in every aspect of Isaac's thought
  • Investigates six source trajectories relevant to the study of Isaac's Syriac source material and cultural heritage: the corpus of Ephrem; the corpus of John the Solitary; texts arising from the School of Nisibis; the Syriac translation of Evagrius's Gnostic Chapters; the Syriac translation of Pseudo-Dionysius' Mystical Theology; and the Syriac translation of the Pseudo-Macarian corpus