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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

A Truer Experience

I have been doing a lot of thinking. A lot of it. Considering that I am now pregnant. And about to move out and start my own life and family and work. 984 more words

A day with the Maronites

On Friday, four of us postulants (Jeremy, Leland, Colin and I) went for our day of recollection to the Most Holy Trinity Monastery in Petersham, Mass. 630 more words