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The story of St. Ephrem’s life is enigmatic, but even though he is surrounded by mystery, his poetic writings are well attested. They tell us a great deal about Ephrem and his theological positions. Though St. Ephrem never attained prominence in West, his influence in the Eastern Church is substantial to this day. Originally composed in Syriac, the “rhythms” included in The Select Works of St. Ephrem the Syrian explore the birth and death of Christ, as well as apologetic themes and the nature of faith. Theologically rich and creative in expression, this collection of works help us see more clearly into Ephrem’s life while gaining a better grasp of his theology.

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  • Features selected poetic texts from an influential Eastern Church Father
  • Explores significant theological themes from an early Eastern perspective
  • Opens new access points for understanding an enigmatic historical figure
  • Thirteen Rhythms on the Nativity
  • Rhythm against the Jews
  • The Pearl, or Seven Rhythms on the Faith
  • Eighty Rhythms upon the Faith, against the Disputers
  • Three Rhythms concerning Faith
  • Title: Select Works of St. Ephrem the Syrian
  • Author: Ephrem the Syrian
  • Series: Rhythms of St. Ephrem the Syrian
  • Publishers: John Henry Parker, Francis & John Rivington
  • Print Publication Date: 1847
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Pages: 449
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Ephraem, Syrus, Saint, 303-373 › Criticism, textual; Bible. O.T. › Commentaries--Early works to 1800; Ephraem, Syrus, Saint, 303-373
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-11T16:00:02Z

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Ephrem the Syrian

Ephraim the Syrian (c. AD 306–373) was a fourth-century theologian and hymnographer, and is a doctor in the Catholic Church. Born in Nisibis, near Edessa, he was converted to Christianity by Bishop Jacob of Nisibis and appointed a teacher. He lived in Nisibis until AD 363, and then went to Edessa for eight years to teach at the School of Edessa. Over 400 hymns composed by Ephraim still exist, hymns which he used to teach doctrine and to warn of heresy. His poetry garnered him the titles of “Lyre of the Holy Ghost” and “Prophet of the Syrians.” Ephraim also wrote homilies and prose, of which far fewer manuscripts have survived.


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