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Brock, Sebastian P.

Overview
Works: 303 works in 912 publications in 15 languages and 11,758 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Sources  Biography  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Hymns  Religious poetry  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Collector, Compiler, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor, Collaborator, wpr
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sebastian P Brock
Holy women of the Syrian Orient( )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classified bibliography of the Septuagint by Sebastian P Brock( )

16 editions published in 1973 in English and Dutch and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Syriac fathers on prayer and the spiritual life by Sebastian P Brock( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this selection of excerpts translated from Syriac writers, mainly on the topic of prayer, is to introduce this little known tradition of Eastern Christian spirituality to a wider audience. For the reader who is unfamiliar with this tradition the General Introduction is intended to provide a brief orientation. Some supplementary information on the individual authors will be found in the introductions to each chapter
The seventh century in the West-Syrian chronicles( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part One presents 12 texts written between 636 and 847, including date-lists, king-lists, anecdotal chronicles, inscriptions and a contemporary memorandum of the Arab conquest. Part Two contains a long extract from the Chronicle of AD 1234 with supplementary material from Michael the Syrian ... Part Three contains the last part of the Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius and a related text from Edessa"-- Back cover
Hymns on paradise by Ephraem( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St Ephrem the Syrian's cycle of fifteen hymns on paradise offers a fine example of Christian poetry, in which the author weaves a profound theological synthesis around a particular Biblical narrative. Centered on Genesis 2 and 3, he expresses his awareness of the sacramental character of the created world, and of the potential of everything in the created world to act as a witness and pointer to the creator. God's two witnesses, says Ephrem, are: 'Nature, through man's use of it, [and] Scripture, through his reading it." In his writing, Ephrem posits an inherent link between the material and spiritual worlds. St Ephrem's mode of theological discussion is essentially Biblical and Semitic in character. He uses types and symbols to express connections or relationships to 'reveal' something that is otherwise 'hidden, ' particularly expressing meanings between the Old Testament and the New, between this world and the heavenly, between the New Testament and the sacraments, and between the sacraments and the eschaton. His theology is not tied to a particular cultural or philosophical background, but operates by means of imagery and symbolism basic to all human experience
Syriac perspectives on late antiquity by Sebastian P Brock( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The luminous eye : the spiritual world vision of Saint Ephrem by Sebastian P Brock( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testamentum Iobi by Sebastian P Brock( Book )

24 editions published in 1967 in 6 languages and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Syriac version of the pseudo-Nonnos mythological scholia by Sebastian P Brock( Book )

10 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy women of the Syrian Orient( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies in Syriac Christianity : history, literature, and theology by Sebastian P Brock( Book )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and Syriac and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Holy Spirit in the Syrian baptismal tradition by Sebastian P Brock( )

23 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Holy Spirit in the Syrian Baptismal Tradition is a sensitive and evocative treatment of an issue key to any liturgical tradition—that of the role of the Holy Spirit in worship. With a keen awareness of the tradition of Syrian Christianity, Brock begins his exploration with the concept of ruha d-qudsha and the role of the Holy Spirit in the Syriac Bible. A striking aspect of this ancient liturgical tradition is the imagery used for the Spirit, including that of a compassionate mother, fire, and olive oil (myron, used for anointing), as well as the more common image of a dove. Next, Brock considers the various sources of the imagery including the East Syrian/Chaldean; Syrian Orthodox and Catholic; Maronite and Melkite traditions. He also summarizes commentaries and other Syriac literature on the rite of baptism, touching on Syriac literature from Late Antiquity and works translated from the Greek that bear on the issue. Considering the vehicle and nature of the gifts of the Spirit, Brock provides the distinctive fullness of this concept for readers in these traditions. The study includes a discussion of the invocation over the water and oil, and their symbolism of the Spirit, as well as the Holy Spirit in the Eucharistic setting and in regard to the Virgin Mary. Baptism and Pentecost are compared, and the study concludes with the role of anointing in the post-baptismal life of the Christian"--P. [4] of cover
The Chronicle of Pseudo-Zachariah Rhetor : church and war in late antiquity by Pseudo-Zachariah Rhetor( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chronicle was written in Syriac in the second half of the 6th century by an author designated here as Pseudo-Zachariah Rhetor. It draws heavily on the Historia ecclesiastica of Zacharias, Bishop of Mytilene, with whom the Chronicle's author became conflated
From Ephrem to Romanos : interactions between Syriac and Greek in Late Antiquity by Sebastian P Brock( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pseudo-Nonniani In IV orationes Gregorii Nazianzeni commentarii by Pseudo-Nonnos( Book )

15 editions published in 1992 in 5 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical Syriac : a basic grammar with a chrestomathy by T Muraoka( Book )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and hagiography from the late antique Sinai : including translations of Pseudo-Nilus' Narrations, Ammonius' Report on the slaughter of the monks of Sinai and Rhaithou, and Anastasius of Sinai's Tales of the Sinai fathers by Daniel Caner( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Italian and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The texts assembled in this volume represent the interactions and outlook of monks, pilgrims, and bedouins ('Saracens') on the Sinai Peninsula from the fourth to the seventh centuries CE. This is a part of the late Roman Province Palaestina Tertia (Third Palestine), the first region of the Roman Empire to be conquered by Arab invaders and it inspired the last great work of ancient romance, Pseudo-Nilus's Narrations. The latter is an example of how closely history was then wedded to fiction--or rather, hagiography and how new traditions were invented. When Christian hermits and pilgrims began to explore the Sinai peninsula, assigning a distinct history and religious topography to its features, imaginary vestiges of Hebrew biblical experiences were detected on rock outcroppings, Nabatean graffiti was mistaken for Hebrew inscriptions. Indeed from the late fourth century onward, Christian imaginations transformed the Sinai's terrain into a kind of palimpsest, whre zealots of the New Dispensation might glimpse or settle over traces of the Old. This narrative and two others written c. 400-650, plus a collection of travel accounts, constitute the Sinai literature written by and for late antique Christians, which has long been used to reconstruct pilgrimage, monasticism, and Roman-Saracen relations in this area. In this book, detailed introductions and commentaries highlight unusual features and shared problems of each text. The historical essay and accompanying texts enable readers to explore the particular ideals and dangers associated with this remote political and religious frontier--Introduction
An introduction to Syriac studies by Sebastian P Brock( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible in the Syriac tradition by Sebastian P Brock( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select poems by Ephraem( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Syriac and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ephrem the Syrian is the most important poet and theologian of the Syriac Christian tradition. His numerous hymns, homilies, and commentaries were highly influential for later generations, and his poetry continues to be broadly used in the liturgies of Syrian Christian churches. This new translation of twenty poems, the only edition of Ephrem that features a text in vocalized serto script with a facing translation, offers a broad and varied introduction to Ephrem's work. Arranged according to his concept of salvation history, this book will allow readers to further explore his poetry in both its original language and in a contemporary English translation." -- From the publisher
 
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The Syriac fathers on prayer and the spiritual lifeThe seventh century in the West-Syrian chroniclesHymns on paradiseThe luminous eye : the spiritual world vision of Saint EphremHoly women of the Syrian OrientThe Holy Spirit in the Syrian baptismal traditionThe Chronicle of Pseudo-Zachariah Rhetor : church and war in late antiquityFrom Ephrem to Romanos : interactions between Syriac and Greek in Late Antiquity
Alternative Names
Běrōq, Sěbasṭīʾan 1938-

Brock, S.P.

Brock, S. P. 1938-

Brock, S. P. (Sebastian P.)

Brock, Sebastian

Brock Sebastian 1938-....

Brock, Sebastian P.

Brock, Sebastian P. 1938-

Brock, Sebastian Paul

Brock, Sebastian Paul 1938-

Brock, Sebastian Peter 1938-

Brock, Sebastian Peterl 1938-

Brok, Sebastian P.

Brok, Sebastian P. 1938-

Bruk, Sěbasṭīʾan 1938-

Bruk, Sibastīn 1938-

Брок, Себастьян

سيبستيان بروك، 1938-

セバスチャン・ブロック

ブロック, S

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