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Festal apologetics : Syriac treatises on the Feast of the Discovery of the Cross

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This thesis argues that the Feast of the Discovery of the Cross offered an occasion to refute religious opposition to the cross and crucifixion in the diverse socio-political contexts encountered by Syriac Christians between the fourth and the ninth centuries. At its inception, the Feast of the Cross promoted the cult of the True Cross, Old Testament typology, and the expansion of the Christian faith, and these features were sufficiently malleable to meet new religious challenges and politica...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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