Andrew Hayes is assistant professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Christian Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from The Catholic University of America. He has contributed to scholarship on the less well-known compositions of St. Ephrem the Syrian.
A detailed study of a cycle of fourth-century liturgical poems, in Syriac, dedicated to a great pioneer of the Syriac ascetical tradition. Hayes analyzes its various portraits of the saint, shaded differently by Ephrem and his later imitators.
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