Joy-Bearing Grief: Tears of Contrition in the Writings of the Early Syrian and Byzantine Fathers (Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400-1500)

Joy-Bearing Grief: Tears of Contrition in the Writings of the Early Syrian and Byzantine Fathers (Medieval Mediterranean: Peoples, Economies and Cultures, 400-1500)

Hannah Hunt


This quantity is the 1st full-length learn of penthos (tears of contrition) on account that Hausherr's in 1944. It strains its exposition within the early japanese Christian culture, via particular research of Greek and Syriac texts by means of Klimakos, Ephrem, Isaac and Symeon the recent Theologian. It indicates why such weeping is, for those writers, a pleased in addition to a sobering adventure, and it locations their writings of their historic and geographical context, giving a few lexicographical heritage. problems with spiritual anthropology, and the bizarre selection of a feminine exegete within the individual of the 'sinful lady' (Luke 7.36-50) are thought of. the belief issues easy methods to a suitable theological interpretation of those teachings and highlights glossy, non-monastic examples of joy-bearing, penitent grief.

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