From the Oxus River to the Chinese Shores: Studies on East Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia

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Li Tang, Dietmar W. Winkler
LIT Verlag Münster, 2013 - History - 472 pages
Syriac Christianity spread along the Silk Road together with Aramaic culture and liturgy. Because of this, the staging posts of Christian merchants along the trade routes grew into missionary centers. Thus, the mission of the Church of the East stretched from Persia to Arabia and India, and from the Oxus River to the Chinese shores. This book contains a collection of studies on the Church of the East in its historical setting. It sheds new light on this subject from various perspectives and academic disciplines, providing fresh insights into the rich heritage of Syriac Christianity. (Series: orientalia - patristica - oecumenica - Vol. 5)
 

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Contents

On Some Transcriptions of Syriac Names in Chinese
13
A PrayerAmulet of
25
The SyroTurkic Inscription on the White Pagoda in Hohhot
67
Ongoing Research on
83
A Nestorian Tombstone with Syriac Inscriptions
93
Turkic Christianity in the Black City Xaraxoto
99
A Belligerent Priest Yisi and His Political Context
107
The Romanitas of the Xian Inscription
123
Remarks on a
255
The Rise and Fall of Nestorianism in Quanzhou
267
Doubt on the Viewpoint of the Extinction of Jingjiao
279
Aristocratic Women and Their Relationships to
297
East Syrian Missions to the Malabar Coast in
317
Assyrians in Armenia An Interdisciplinary Survey
341
The Importance of the Psalter at Turfan
357
The Triune God in the Tripartite World
381

A Comparative Study of Two Nestorian Stone Steles
161
When Was the Temple of the Cross at Fangshan a
205
George King of the Önggüt
225
The Problem of the Origin of the Öngüt
237
The Evolution of ProNicene Theology in the Church of the East
387
The Contributions of the Theology of Jingjiao
397
The History of the Church of the East
457
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