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By Josef Lössl,John W. Watt

This publication brings jointly 16 experiences by way of across the world well known students at the origins and early improvement of the Latin and Syriac biblical and philosophical observation traditions. It casts mild at the paintings of the founding father of philosophical biblical observation, Origen of Alexandria, and lines the advancements of fourth- and fifth-century Latin remark innovations in writers akin to Marius Victorinus, Jerome and Boethius. the point of interest then strikes east, to the beginnings of Syriac philosophical remark and its courting to theology within the works of Sergius of Reshaina, Probus and Paul the Persian, and the impact of this carrying on with culture within the East as much as the Arabic writings of al-Farabi. There also are chapters at the perform of educating Aristotelian and Platonic philosophy in fifth-century Alexandria, on contemporaneous advancements between Byzantine thinkers, and at the connections in Latin and Syriac traditions among translation (from Greek) and statement. With its huge, immense breadth and the groundbreaking originality of its contributions, this quantity is an integral source not just for experts, but additionally for all scholars and students drawn to late-antique highbrow heritage, in particular the perform of training and learning philosophy, the philosophical exegesis of the Bible, and the position of observation within the post-Hellenistic international so far as the classical renaissance in Islam.

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