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Reason and revelation in Byzantine Antioch the Christian translation program of Abdallah ibn-al-Fadl / Alexandre M. Roberts

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Roberts, Alexandre M., 1986- author.
Publication Info.
Oakland, California University of California Press [2020]

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Description
1 online resource (xiii, 357 pages) : maps
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Series
Berkeley Series in Postclassical Islamic Scholarship Ser. v. 3
Berkeley series in postclassical Islamic scholarship ; 3.
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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-324) and indexes.
Language
Text in English, with quotations in Arabic and accompanying translation into English.
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Contents
Cover -- REASON AND REVELATION IN BYZANTINE ANTIOCH -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- ILLUSTRATIONS -- Acknowledgments -- NOTE ON CONVENTIONS -- Introduction -- PART I. TRANSLATION -- 1. A Scholar and His City -- 1 ʿAbdallāh ibn al-Faḍl of Antioch -- 2 Byzantine Antioch -- 2. A Translation Program -- 1 Scripture and Liturgy -- 2 Late Antique Biblical Exegesis -- 3 Pro-Chalcedonian Dogma at the Dawn of Islam -- 4 Collected Wisdom -- 5 In Praise of Saints -- 6 Conclusion -- 3. A Byzantine Ecclesiastical Curriculum -- 1 Greek Manuscripts -- 2 Chrysostom and the Cappadocian Fathers
3 Orthodoxy, Education, and Orations for Saints -- 4 Contemporary Georgian Translators -- 5 Georgian Book Culture -- 6 Conclusion -- PART II. PHILOSOPHY -- 4. Purpose in the Prefaces -- 1 The Psalter -- 2 The Garden -- 3 Demetrios -- 4 Isaac the Syrian -- 5 Chrysostom and Paul -- 6 Kaisarios and a Litany of Philosophical Questions -- 7 Conclusion -- 5. Education in the Margins -- 1 The Garden -- 2 Sophronios -- 3 John of Thessaloniki -- 4 Chrysostom on Hebrews: Substantial Images -- 5 Conclusion -- 6. Logic -- 1 Moses Contemplating: Beings, Substances, and Accident
2 Dog Logic and the Arabic Aristotle -- 3 Logic in the Garden -- 4 Conclusion -- 7. Physics -- 1 Types of Causes -- 2 Qualities as Bodies or Nothing at All -- 3 Relative Corporeality of Angels -- 4 Matter and Atoms, Plenum and Void -- 5 Conclusion -- 8. Cosmology -- 1 The Sky's Elements -- 2 Infinity and the Eternity of the World -- 9. Astronomy -- 1 Translating Astronomical Terminology -- 2 The Stars, Byzantine Marginalia, and an Arabophone Byzantine Astronomer -- 3 Astrology -- 4 Conclusion -- 10. A Shared Scholarly Culture -- 1 Method and Madness -- 2 Twin Paideias -- 3 West of Samarqand -- Bibliography -- General Index -- Arabic Index -- Greek Index -- Index of Manuscripts.
Summary
What happened to ancient Greek thought after Antiquity? What impact did Abrahamic religions have on medieval Byzantine and Islamic scholars who adapted and reinvigorated this ancient philosophical heritage? Reason and Revelation in Byzantine Antioch tackles these questions by examining the work of the eleventh-century Christian theologian Abdallah ibn al-Fadl, who undertook an ambitious program of translating Greek texts, ancient and contemporary, into Arabic. Poised between the Byzantine Empire that controlled his home city of Antioch and the Arabic-speaking cultural universe of Syria-Palesti
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JSTOR
Subject
Anṭākī, ʻAbd Allāh ibn al-Faḍl, -approximately 1052 -- Influence.
Christianity and other religions.
Christian philosophy -- Translating into Arabic -- History -- 11th century.
Philosophy, Ancient -- Translating into Arabic -- History -- 11th century.
Christianisme -- Relations.
HISTORY -- Byzantine Empire.
Christianity and other religions
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Chronological Term
1000-1099
Indexed Term
abdallah ibn al fadl.
abrahamic religions.
aleppo.
ancient greece.
angels.
antioch.
antiquity.
astrology.
astronomy.
atoms.
byzantine.
cosmology.
demetrius.
divine inspiration.
egypt.
greek texts.
history.
horoscope.
infinity.
intellectual history.
iraq.
isaac the syrian.
islam.
john of thessaloniki.
kaisarios.
late antiquity.
literary culture.
logic.
materiality.
matter.
nonfiction.
palestine.
philosophy.
physics.
reason.
religion.
revelation.
science.
sophronios.
spirituality.
stars.
syria.
theology.
universe.
void.
Genre/Form
History
Other Form:
Print version: Roberts, Alexandre M., 1986- Reason and revelation in Byzantine Antioch. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020] 9780520343498 (DLC) 2019040181 (OCoLC)1119755015
ISBN
0520974824 electronic bk.
9780520974821 electronic bk.
9780520343498 hardcover
0520343492 hardcover