By Josef Lössl,John W, Dr Watt,Josef, Dr Lössl

This ebook brings jointly 16 reviews via the world over well known students at the origins and early improvement of the Latin and Syriac biblical and philosophical statement traditions. It casts gentle at the paintings of the founding father of philosophical biblical remark, Origen of Alexandria, and strains the advancements of fourth- and fifth-century Latin observation innovations in writers comparable to Marius Victorinus, Jerome and Boethius. the point of interest then strikes east, to the beginnings of Syriac philosophical observation and its courting to theology within the works of Sergius of Reshaina, Probus and Paul the Persian, and the impression 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 commentary.

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 attracted to late-antique highbrow heritage, specifically the perform of educating and learning philosophy, the philosophical exegesis of the Bible, and the function of statement within the post-Hellenistic global so far as the classical renaissance in Islam.

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