This work seeks to provide a fair and balanced history of the Assyrian Church and her Christology for Christians of the English language. Often termed the Nestorian Church, Wigram argues that such a designation is inapplicable, as are a number of the beliefs and perspectives regarding this Church as a whole. He provides a thorough history of the Church and her leaders, while also detailing their beliefs on theological doctrine on their own terms, and with the approval of the Assyrian Church herself. An invaluable work of Church history for anyone interested in the Churches of the East or early Christian history.
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Examination of the Christology of the Assyrian Church
Historical overview of the Assyrian Church from the second through seventh centuries
Important bishops and leaders of the Assyrian Church
The Sassanid Empire
The Church Under Arsacid Kings
The Episcopate of Papa
The Great Persecution of Sapor II
Reorganization of the Church—Council of Mar Isaac
The Councils of Yahb-Alaha and Dad-Ishu
Patriarchate of Dad-Ishu—Persecution of Yezdegerd II
Bar-Soma and Acacius
Disorder and Reform—Patriarchates of Babai, Silas, Mar Aba
552–604—Patriarchate of Joseph, Ezekiel, Ishu-Yahb, Sabr-Ishu
The State of the Church in the Sixth Century
The Vacancy in the Patriarchate—Struggle with Monophysitism, 608–628
Official Christology of the Assyrian Church
Last Efforts at Reconciliation—Ishu-Yahb and Sahdona
Title: An Introduction to the History of the Assyrian Church
Author: W. A. Wigram
Publication Date: 1910
About W. A. Wigram
William Ainger Wigram (1872–1953) was both a priest and author in the Church of England. He served as the head of the Mission of the Archbishop of Canterbury to the Assyrian Church of the East.