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From the Oxus River to the Chinese shores : studies on East Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia / edited by Li Tang and Dietmar W. Winkler.

Contributor(s): Tang, Li, active 2002 | Winkler, Dietmar W | International Conference on the Church of the East in China and Central Asia (3rd : 2009 : Salzburg, Austria).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Orientalia--patristica--oecumenica: v. 5.Publisher: Zürich ; Berlin : LIT, [2013]Description: 472 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9783643903297; 3643903294.Other title: Studies on East Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia.Subject(s): Church of the East -- History -- Congresses | Assyrian Church of the East -- China -- History -- Congresses | Assyrian Church of the East -- Asia, Central -- History -- Congresses | Church of the East -- Doctrines -- History -- Congresses | Church of the East -- Liturgy -- History -- Congresses | Christian life -- CongressesDDC classification: 281/.6309 Online resources: Table of contents
Contents:
On some transcriptions of Syriac names in Chinese-language Jingjiao documents / Hidemi Takahashi -- Traversing time and location: a prayer-amulet of Mar Tamsis from Turfan / Erica Hunter -- Fragments of Sogdian gospel lectionaries: some new identifications / William J. Pittard and Nicholas Sims-Williams -- More on the priest Särgis in the White Pagoda: the Syro-Turkic inscription on the White Pagoda in Hohhot / Pier G. Borbone -- A database of the Syriac and Syro-Turkic inscriptions from Central Asia and China / Margherita Farina -- Yangzhou and Quanzhou: ongoing research on Syro-Turkic inscriptions / Majella Franzmann -- A Nestorian tombstone with Syriac inscriptions from Central Asia / Niu Ruji -- Turkic Christianity in the Black City (Xaraxoto) / Peter Zieme -- A belligerent priest: Yisi and his political context / Max Deeg -- The 'Romanitas' of the Xi'an inscription / Samuel N.C. Lieu -- Luminous ministers of the Da Qin Monastery: a study of the Christian clergy mentioned in the Jingjiao pillar from Luoyang / Matteo Nicolini-Zani -- A comparative study of two Nestorian stone steles unearthed in the two capital cities of the Tang dynasty: Xi'an and Luoyang / Ge Chengyong -- The Luoyang Nestorian pillar and the Gande township: a settlement of foreigners in the area of Luoyang of the Tang dynasty / Zhang Naizhu -- When was the Temple of the Cross at Fangshan a "Christian temple"? / Pierre Marsone -- Two portraits for one man: George, King of the Önggüt / Pierre Marsone -- White Tatars: the problem of the origin of the Öngüt conversion to Jingjiao and the Uighur connection / Maurizio Paolillo -- Rediscovering the Ongut King George: remarks on a newly excavated archaeological site / Li Tang -- The rise and fall of Nestorianism in Quanzhou during the Yuan dynasty / Xu Bin and Xie Bizhen -- Doubt on the viewpoint of the extinction of Jingjiao in China after the Tang dynasty / Wang Yuanyuan -- Aristocratic women and their relationships to Nestorianism in the 13th century Chingizid empire / Mehmet Tezcan and Asiye Bayindir -- East Syrian missions to the Malabar coast in the sixteenth century / Baby Varghese -- Assyrians in Armenia: an interdisciplinary survey / Jasmine Dum-Tragut -- The importance of the Psalter at Turfan / Mark Dickens -- The Triune God in the tripartite world in a Syriac manuscript found at Khara-Khoto / Shinichi Muto -- The evolution of pro-Nicene theology in the Church of the East / Daniel H. Williams -- The contributions of the theology of Jingjiao to the society in China during the Tang dynasty / Garry Moon Yuen Pang -- How Jingjiao became Nestorian: Western perceptions and Eastern realities / Glen L. Thompson -- Evagrius and the history of Mar Yaballaha: preliminary findings on a virtue tradition in the Church of the East / Anthony J. Watson -- The glorious past: the history of the Church of the East in China as symbol among East Syrian Christians in the 20th century / Martin Tamcke.
Summary: "Syriac Christianity spread along the Silk Road together with Aramaic culture and liturgy. The staging posts of Christian merchants along the trade routes grew into first missionary centers. Thus, the mission of the Church of the East stretched from Persia to Arabia and India; and from the Oxus River to the Chinese shores. This volume contains a collection of studies on the Church of the East in its historical setting. Contributors have shed new light on this subject from various perspectives and academic disciplines, providing fresh insights into the rich heritage of Syriac Christianity"--P. [4] of cover.
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre
England Collection BX153.3 .F76 2013 (Browse shelf) Available 18-1037

Includes most of the papers presented at the "3rd International Conference on the Church of the East in China and Central Asia", held from June 4-9, 2009 in Salzburg, Austria.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

On some transcriptions of Syriac names in Chinese-language Jingjiao documents / Hidemi Takahashi -- Traversing time and location: a prayer-amulet of Mar Tamsis from Turfan / Erica Hunter -- Fragments of Sogdian gospel lectionaries: some new identifications / William J. Pittard and Nicholas Sims-Williams -- More on the priest Särgis in the White Pagoda: the Syro-Turkic inscription on the White Pagoda in Hohhot / Pier G. Borbone -- A database of the Syriac and Syro-Turkic inscriptions from Central Asia and China / Margherita Farina -- Yangzhou and Quanzhou: ongoing research on Syro-Turkic inscriptions / Majella Franzmann -- A Nestorian tombstone with Syriac inscriptions from Central Asia / Niu Ruji -- Turkic Christianity in the Black City (Xaraxoto) / Peter Zieme -- A belligerent priest: Yisi and his political context / Max Deeg -- The 'Romanitas' of the Xi'an inscription / Samuel N.C. Lieu -- Luminous ministers of the Da Qin Monastery: a study of the Christian clergy mentioned in the Jingjiao pillar from Luoyang / Matteo Nicolini-Zani -- A comparative study of two Nestorian stone steles unearthed in the two capital cities of the Tang dynasty: Xi'an and Luoyang / Ge Chengyong -- The Luoyang Nestorian pillar and the Gande township: a settlement of foreigners in the area of Luoyang of the Tang dynasty / Zhang Naizhu -- When was the Temple of the Cross at Fangshan a "Christian temple"? / Pierre Marsone -- Two portraits for one man: George, King of the Önggüt / Pierre Marsone -- White Tatars: the problem of the origin of the Öngüt conversion to Jingjiao and the Uighur connection / Maurizio Paolillo -- Rediscovering the Ongut King George: remarks on a newly excavated archaeological site / Li Tang -- The rise and fall of Nestorianism in Quanzhou during the Yuan dynasty / Xu Bin and Xie Bizhen -- Doubt on the viewpoint of the extinction of Jingjiao in China after the Tang dynasty / Wang Yuanyuan -- Aristocratic women and their relationships to Nestorianism in the 13th century Chingizid empire / Mehmet Tezcan and Asiye Bayindir -- East Syrian missions to the Malabar coast in the sixteenth century / Baby Varghese -- Assyrians in Armenia: an interdisciplinary survey / Jasmine Dum-Tragut -- The importance of the Psalter at Turfan / Mark Dickens -- The Triune God in the tripartite world in a Syriac manuscript found at Khara-Khoto / Shinichi Muto -- The evolution of pro-Nicene theology in the Church of the East / Daniel H. Williams -- The contributions of the theology of Jingjiao to the society in China during the Tang dynasty / Garry Moon Yuen Pang -- How Jingjiao became Nestorian: Western perceptions and Eastern realities / Glen L. Thompson -- Evagrius and the history of Mar Yaballaha: preliminary findings on a virtue tradition in the Church of the East / Anthony J. Watson -- The glorious past: the history of the Church of the East in China as symbol among East Syrian Christians in the 20th century / Martin Tamcke.

"Syriac Christianity spread along the Silk Road together with Aramaic culture and liturgy. The staging posts of Christian merchants along the trade routes grew into first missionary centers. Thus, the mission of the Church of the East stretched from Persia to Arabia and India; and from the Oxus River to the Chinese shores. This volume contains a collection of studies on the Church of the East in its historical setting. Contributors have shed new light on this subject from various perspectives and academic disciplines, providing fresh insights into the rich heritage of Syriac Christianity"--P. [4] of cover.

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