The Resource Joy-bearing grief : tears of contrition in the writings of the early Syrian and Byzantine fathers, by Hannah Hunt, (electronic resource/)

Joy-bearing grief : tears of contrition in the writings of the early Syrian and Byzantine fathers, by Hannah Hunt, (electronic resource/)

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Joy-bearing grief : tears of contrition in the writings of the early Syrian and Byzantine fathers
Title
Joy-bearing grief
Title remainder
tears of contrition in the writings of the early Syrian and Byzantine fathers
Statement of responsibility
by Hannah Hunt
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume is the first full-length study of penthos (tears of contrition) since Hausherrs in 1944. It traces its exposition in the early eastern Christian tradition, through detailed analysis of Greek and Syriac texts by Klimakos, Ephrem, Isaac and Symeon the New Theologian. It suggests why such weeping is, for these writers, a joyful as well as a sobering experience, and it places their writings in their historical and geographical context, giving some lexicographical background. Issues of religious anthropology, and the unusual choice of a female exegete in the person of the sinful woman (Luke 7.36-50) are considered. The conclusion points the way to an appropriate theological interpretation of these teachings and highlights modern, non-monastic examples of joy-bearing, penitent grief.--Jacket
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Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
234/.5
Index
index present
LC call number
BT800
LC item number
.H86 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The medieval Mediterranean,
Series volume
v. 57
Label
Joy-bearing grief : tears of contrition in the writings of the early Syrian and Byzantine fathers, by Hannah Hunt, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=173985
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-261) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sect. I. Introduction -- Sect. II. The call to repentance from the desert -- Ch. 1. The desert tradition -- Ch. 2. The place of Klimakos within the desert tradition -- Ch. 3. Exegesis of step 7 of The ladder of divine ascent -- Sect. III. She bathed his feet with her tears : ephremic interpretations of Luke 7.36-50 -- Ch. 4. The early Syrian perspective -- Ch. 5. The context of Syrian commentaries on the sinful woman -- Sect. IV. That sweet life-restoring sorrow of which the apostle spoke : Isaac of Ninevahs teachings on tears of repentance -- Ch. 6. The Sitz im Leben of Isaac -- Ch. 7. Encratism and human integrity -- Ch. 8. Hierarchies of the spiritual state -- Ch. 9. Humanitys filiation with God -- Sect. V. You will see him whom no man has seen : Symeon the New Theologians reappropriation of the desert teachings -- Ch. 10. Context and biography -- Ch. 11. Symeons sources and influences : Messalianism, Donatism and Macarius -- Ch. 12. Eulabes as the New Theologians prime source -- Ch. 13. Symeon the New Theologian and Penthos -- Ch. 14. The authority of Penthos and its sacramental roots
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ocn191935678
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unknown
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1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institution
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Joy-bearing grief : tears of contrition in the writings of the early Syrian and Byzantine fathers, by Hannah Hunt, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=173985
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-261) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sect. I. Introduction -- Sect. II. The call to repentance from the desert -- Ch. 1. The desert tradition -- Ch. 2. The place of Klimakos within the desert tradition -- Ch. 3. Exegesis of step 7 of The ladder of divine ascent -- Sect. III. She bathed his feet with her tears : ephremic interpretations of Luke 7.36-50 -- Ch. 4. The early Syrian perspective -- Ch. 5. The context of Syrian commentaries on the sinful woman -- Sect. IV. That sweet life-restoring sorrow of which the apostle spoke : Isaac of Ninevahs teachings on tears of repentance -- Ch. 6. The Sitz im Leben of Isaac -- Ch. 7. Encratism and human integrity -- Ch. 8. Hierarchies of the spiritual state -- Ch. 9. Humanitys filiation with God -- Sect. V. You will see him whom no man has seen : Symeon the New Theologians reappropriation of the desert teachings -- Ch. 10. Context and biography -- Ch. 11. Symeons sources and influences : Messalianism, Donatism and Macarius -- Ch. 12. Eulabes as the New Theologians prime source -- Ch. 13. Symeon the New Theologian and Penthos -- Ch. 14. The authority of Penthos and its sacramental roots
Control code
ocn191935678
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote

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