Tuesday, March 27, 2018

New book on Isaac of Nineveh's eschatology

SYRIAC WATCH: Core Fellow Jason Scully Publishes Book (Nancy Enright, Seton Hall University).
Core Fellow Jason Scully recently published a book entitled Isaac of Ninevah's [read "Nineveh's" - JRD] Eschatology (Oxford University Press, 2018) in Oxford's Early Christian Studies series.
Also, some advice for prospective PhD students:
Once I realized how wide open the field of Syriac studies was ("you can pluck a dissertation topic from the ether," my advisor told me), I decided to write on a seventh century Syriac author named Isaac of Nineveh, a figure whose historical importance far outweighs the relative dearth of modern scholarship devoted to his thought."
There is much work to be done in Syriac studies.

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