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The Luminous Eye: The Spiritual World Vision of Saint Ephrem the Syrian

4.55  ·  Rating Details ·  29 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
al but unknown outside the Syrian tradition, Ephrem's rich theology of symbol, asceticism, and prayer amply deserves to stand beside his more famous greek contemporaries.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 1st 1992 by Cistercian Publications (first published January 1st 1992)
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♥ Ibrahim ♥
Jul 20, 2008 ♥ Ibrahim ♥ rated it it was amazing
How would you feel if deep theological concepts are presented in poetic, tasty, easy format? Only Ephraem can present theology in poetry and get us to "come, taste, see that the Lord is good". When we sing "Amazing Grace", we here find a true Christian, Ephraem, so much amazed and mesmerized by the grace of Christ. Imagine communing with the Lord in these sweet words of Ephrem:

Who, Lord, can gaze on Your hiddenness
Which has come to revelation? Yes, Your obscurity
has come to manifestation and not
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Apr 09, 2013 Ephraim Lawson Bowick rated it it was amazing
St. Ephraim the Syrian is a Church Father that I cannot get enough of. His writings are beneficial to laypeople, scholars, and clergymen alike through his implementation of poetry as a means of theological discourse. Every time I read something of his, I learn something new about the Holy Scriptures and about my newfound Orthodox faith. Sebastian Brock did a wonderful job in giving a concise teaching of the Saint's hagiography, theology, and by instituting an application of his teachings in ...more
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Jan 21, 2012 Gareth Hughes rated it it was amazing
Shelves: syriac, poetry, ephrem
This is the best little introduction to Ephrem the Syrian and his writing. Sebastian Brock writes as life-long scholar of Syriac, thoroughly inspired by Ephrem. If you need to know that theology is beautiful, read this.
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Apr 06, 2007 Ben rated it really liked it
A little obscure, but really interesting. One of the few books I've read for class that Emily has stolen from me to read. (That's a comment on the quality of this book, not on the quality of my wife).
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Well-written introduction to the poetry and thought of St. Ephrem, with illustrative selections from his works.
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A worthy read to learn about the writings of St. Ephrem. Probably a good summary of ideas on St. Ephrem - a place to start for the person not already familiar with his thinking.
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A great Intro to the Syriac theology, and Early church world-view in general....
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