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Evolution of an Eschaton: An Analysis of On the Antichrist (CPG 3946) Attributed to Efrem the Syrian

Abstract On the Antichrist (CPG 3946) is an eschatological sermon historically attributed to Efrem the Syrian. Composed in Koine Greek, On the Antichrist is not an authentic Efremic sermon but is attributed to the construct Greek Efrem, often called in the literature ‘Ephraem Graecus’. Sometime around the 12th century, Slavic Christians translated the work into Old Church Slavonic.

As its goal, this study employs On the Antichrist to investigate how religions (e.g. Christianity) employ religio-cultural constructs and either refine, or redefine, them for new audiences and circumstances. To accomplish this, the author transcribes and translates one of the most important manuscript witnesses of this sermon (labelled Ov1), translates it, compares it wi... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor McAvoy, Shawn (Author) / Clay, J. Eugene (Advisor) / Moore, Moses (Committee member) / Swanson, Tod (Committee member) / Tueller, Michael (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Religion / Medieval literature / Religious history / Antichrist / Apocalyptic / Byzantium / Efrem / Greek / Orthodoxy
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 202 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Religious Studies 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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