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Post-doctoral Fellow, Saint John's University

Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging

Saint John’s University, 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, Minnesota

Application deadline: 6th June 2016

  • Job Title: Post-doctoral Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Cataloging…
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Research Associates, University of Oxford

Research Associates – Stories of Survival: Eastern Christianity in the Early Modern World – Arabic and/or Syriac Materials (2 posts)

University of Oxford

Application deadline: 1st June 2016… 296 more words


Book Review: The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque: Christians and Muslims in the World of Islam

The Church in the Shadow of the Mosque by Sidney H. Griffith draws attention to the scholastic achievements of Syriac- and Arabic-speaking Christians living in the Middle East during the first five centuries of Islam. 543 more words

Middle East

Iraq's Oldest Christian Monastery Destroyed by Islamic State

Satellite images confirm the oldest Christian monastery in Iraq has been destroyed by the jihadist group Islamic State (IS).

CHR Comment: St. Elijah’s monastery was 1,400 years old. 118 more words

Modern Church

Speaking Christian

I didn’t know it was a language. The taxi driver asked us, “Do you speak Christian.”

I don’t. Though I am a Christian, I try to avoid some of the jargon that has sprung up around the faith. 527 more words


Board reattachment for a 12th century Syriac manuscript

In preparation for the rotation of the CBL’s permanent collections, I have been working on a large 12th century Syriac manuscript. This beautiful manuscript will shortly go on display in our… 542 more words

Chester Beatty