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Watt, J. W.

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Works: 76 works in 237 publications in 7 languages and 3,167 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Commentaries  Academic theses  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Publishing director, Other
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Most widely held works by J. W Watt
Interpreting the Bible and Aristotle in late antiquity : the Alexandrian commentary tradition between Rome and Baghdad by Josef Lössl( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together sixteen studies by internationally renowned scholars on the origins and early development of the Latin and Syriac biblical and philosophical commentary traditions. It casts light on the work of the founder of philosophical biblical commentary, Origen of Alexandria, and traces the developments of fourth- and fifth-century Latin commentary techniques in writers such as Marius Victorinus, Jerome and Boethius. The focus then moves east, to the beginnings of Syriac philosophical commentary and its relationship to theology in the works of Sergius of Reshaina, Probus and Paul the Persian, and the influence of this continuing tradition in the East up to the Arabic writings of al-Farabi. There are also chapters on the practice of teaching Aristotelian and Platonic philosophy in fifth-century Alexandria, on contemporaneous developments among Byzantine thinkers, and on the connections in Latin and Syriac traditions between translation (from Greek) and commentary. With its enormous breadth and the groundbreaking originality of its contributions, this volume is an indispensable resource not only for specialists, but also for all students and scholars interested in late-antique intellectual history, especially the practice of teaching and studying philosophy, the philosophical exegesis of the Bible, and the role of commentary in the post-Hellenistic world as far as the classical renaissance in Islam
Portraits of spiritual authority : religious power in early Christianity, Byzantium, and the Christian Orient( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume deals with several figures of spiritual authority in Christianity during late antiquity and the early middle ages, and seeks to illuminate the way in which the struggle for religious influence evolved with changes in church and society."--Jacket
The chronicle of pseudo-Joshua the Stylite by Joshua( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a Syriac text written, in all probability, by an inhabitant of Edessa almost immediately after the conclusion of the war between Rome and Persia in 502-506 AD. Although that conflict is treated in other ancient texts, none of them can match 'Joshua' in his wealth of detail, his familiarity with the region where the hostilities occurred, and his proximity in time to the events. The Chronicle also vividly describes the famine and plague that swept through Edessa in the years immediately before the war. The work is a document of great importance for both the social and military history of late antiquity, remarkable for the information it provides on Roman and Persian empires alike. -- Amazon.com
The Aristotelian tradition in Syriac by J. W Watt( )

9 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a panorama of Syriac engagement with Aristotelian philosophy primarily situated in the 6th to the 9th centuries, but also ranging to the 13th. It offers a wide range of articles, opening with surveys on the most important philosophical writers of the period before providing detailed studies of two Syriac prolegomena to Aristotle's Categories and examining the works of Hunayn, the most famous Arabic translator of the 9th century. Watt also examines the relationships between philosophy, rhetoric and political thought in the period, and explores the connection between earlier Syriac tradition and later Arabic philosophy in the thought of the 13th century Syriac polymath Bar Hebraeus. Collected together for the first time, these articles present an engaging and thorough history of Aristotelian philosophy during this period in the Near East, in Syriac and Arabic
Fragments of the commentary on Matthew and Luke by Philoxenus( Book )

27 editions published in 1978 in 4 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhetoric and philosophy from Greek into Syriac by J. W Watt( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philoxenus of Mabbug : fragments of the commentary on Matthew and Luke by Philoxenus( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth book of the Rhetoric of Antony of Tagrit by Anthony( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotelian rhetoric in Syriac : Barhebraeus, Butyrum sapientiae, Book of rhetoric by J. W Watt( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Al-Farabi and the history of the Syriac Organon by J. W Watt( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholarly study of the transmission of Aristotelian philosophy from Greek late antiquity to medieval Islam is to some extent still influenced by the account in Ibn Abī Uṣaibi‛a attributed to al-Fārābī, which served as the basis for Max Meyerhof's famous essay Von Alexandrien nach Bagdad. While much in that account is now regarded as fictional and tendentious, the extant corpus of Syriac Aristotelian texts is still widely held to authenticate one aspect of it, namely, that from some time in late antiquity until the coming of Islam, the study of Aristotelian logic was limited in the Christian Orient to the early books of the Organon terminating at Prior Analytics I 7. The present work, utilising evidence unknown to Meyerhof and still often neglected in more recent scholarship, argues that such a restriction never represented the whole Syriac tradition, but reflects an alternative logical curriculum with deep roots in the ancient world, while Syriac writers who were proficient in Greek adhered throughout to the other strand of this two-strand tradition, that of the full Organon
The fifth book of the Rhetoric of Antony of Tagrit by Antonius( Book )

13 editions published in 1986 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Bardaisan : studies on continuity and change in Syriac Christianity in honour of Professor Han J.W. Drijvers by G. J Reinink( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brief review of the fisheries of Nova Scotia by J. W Watt( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los cinco ritos tibetanos de la eterna juventud : el ojo de la revelación by Peter Kelder( Book )

4 editions published between 1946 and 2008 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Cincos Ritos Tibetanos de la Eterna Juventud constituyen todo un fenómeno en la literatura mundial de autosuperación y rejuvenecimiento. Peter Kelder y la información procedente de su fantástico viaje a los Himalayas, han transformado la vida de millones de personas. El principal secreto de estos ejercicios o "ritos" es su gran sencillez y el hecho de que estimulan los siete vórtices o centros de energía que regulan las principales glándulas endocrinas, las cuales, a su vez, controlan la mayoría de las funciones coporales, entre ellas el envejecimiento. La práctica de los Cinco Ritos puede desencadenar cambios físicos notables, estimulando la circulación, mejorando el funcionamiento de los oŕganos internos e induciendo un proceso general de desintoxicación. Estos efectos, en conjunto, pueden muy bien desencadenar la recuperación y regeneración de los diferentes tejidos y órganos coporales. Los Cincos Ritos Tibetanos de la Eterna Juventud es una traducción de la obra original, tal como fuera inicialmente publicada por Peter Kelder con el título de El ojo de la revelación
Fragments of the commentary on Matthew and Luke by Philoxenus( Book )

10 editions published in 1978 in 4 languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grampian guide to farm diversification : prepared by North of Scotland College of Agriculture for Grampian Regional Council by Jane F Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotelian Rhetoric in Syriac : Barhebraeus, Butyrum Sapientiae, Book of Rhetoric by Bar Hebraeus( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A directional glide path by Thomas H Bottoms( )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifth book of the rhetoric of Antony of Tagrit by Antonius( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments of the Commentary on Matthew and Luke : ed. consilio Universitatis Catholicae Americae ... by Philoxenus( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in Latin and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Interpreting the Bible and Aristotle in late antiquity : the Alexandrian commentary tradition between Rome and Baghdad
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Portraits of spiritual authority : religious power in early Christianity, Byzantium, and the Christian OrientThe chronicle of pseudo-Joshua the StyliteThe Aristotelian tradition in SyriacRhetoric and philosophy from Greek into SyriacAristotelian rhetoric in Syriac : Barhebraeus, Butyrum sapientiae, Book of rhetoricAl-Farabi and the history of the Syriac OrganonLos cinco ritos tibetanos de la eterna juventud : el ojo de la revelaciónAristotelian Rhetoric in Syriac : Barhebraeus, Butyrum Sapientiae, Book of Rhetoric
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John W Watt born:1947-08-03 Watt, J. W.; Watt, J.W. (John W.); Watt, John W. 1947-; Watt, John William, 1947-....

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