Dumbarton Oaks Papers 56 by Dumbarton Oaks PDF

By Dumbarton Oaks

ISBN-10: 0884022951

ISBN-13: 9780884022954

The once a year magazine Dumbarton Oaks Papers used to be based in 1941 for the booklet of articles in terms of past due vintage, early medieval, and Byzantine civilization within the fields of paintings and structure, background, archeology, literature, theology, legislation, and the auxiliary disciplines. a variety of maps, tables, illustrations, and colour plates supply supplementary details for lots of of the articles.

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2 ¯ tha¯ rihi,” al-Mashriq 73 (Louvain, 1988), 111; Kh. Samir, “al-Jadı¯d fı¯ Sı¯rat Tha¯ wudu ¯ rus Abı¯ Qurrah wa-A (1999): 418–19. 26 ¯ QURRAH REVISITED THE BIOGRAPHY OF THEODORE ABU Mar Sabas. The contextualization of Abu ¯ Qurrah’s labors is an important project, one that deserves much further research, but this is not a concern here. Instead, I would like to reexamine the proposition that Abu ¯ Qurrah was a Sabaite monk. On what evidence is this proposition based, and is that evidence reliable?

Indeed, he was himself the author of an articulate defense of icons. Perhaps most importantly, his works were extremely innovative in not a few regards: not least their attempt to articulate a new vision of Christian identity using the language and conceptual tools of Muslim theologians. And yet, as researchers have long recognized, Abu ¯ Qurrah did not exist in an intellectual vacuum. He was heir to a long tradition of theological reflection. Researchers have given, accordingly, much attention to the task of contextualizing Abu ¯ Qurrah’s labors.

Osborne, “Atrium,” 207 with note 94. 104 The pope’s nocturnal visits may well have included diaconiae: it even seems more appropriate that Paul’s visitation should have taken place within a semi-ecclesiastical institution rather than in some kind of private habitation. There can be no doubt that the design of this image, as has been shown for other frescoed niches in S. Maria Antiqua, goes back to an older model. Once again, this has to be a famous icon which was copied into the niche in order to accompany the venerated relics kept in the sepulcrum beneath.

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