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The Commentary of John of Dara on the Eucharist


Translated and Annotated by Baby Varghese
Baby Varghese publishes here an English translation of the Commentary on the Eucharist by John of Dara, a ninth century leader in the West Syrian tradition. This text is an important source for understanding Eucharistic practices in the ninth century.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0033-6
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Moran Etho 12
Publication Date: May 10,2011
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 69
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0033-6
$46.00
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John of Dara was an important thinker, author, and leader in the West Syrian tradition in the ninth century. He left behind various works concerning theological and ecclesiastical matters. In the present volume, Baby Varghese presents an English translation of John’s theological commentary on the Eucharist. This work is an important historical source for understanding the practice of the Eucharist and the symbolic understanding of the elements in the ninth century Syriac tradition. The Syriac text was previously published by Jean Sader, and this translation is based on that edition.

John of Dara was an important thinker, author, and leader in the West Syrian tradition in the ninth century. He left behind various works concerning theological and ecclesiastical matters. In the present volume, Baby Varghese presents an English translation of John’s theological commentary on the Eucharist. This work is an important historical source for understanding the practice of the Eucharist and the symbolic understanding of the elements in the ninth century Syriac tradition. The Syriac text was previously published by Jean Sader, and this translation is based on that edition.

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Contributor Biography

Baby Varghese

Fr. Baby Varghese is a Professor at the Orthodox Theological Seminary in Kottayam, Kerala, India.

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Bibliography (page 7)
  • Glossary (page 9)
  • Introductory Remarks (page 11)
    • Theological Works of John (page 11)
    • Treatise on the Eucharist Or De Oblatione (page 12)
  • Introduction (page 15)
  • Chapter One (page 19)
  • Chapter Two (page 29)
  • Chapter Three (page 51)
  • Chapter Four (page 63)
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