Writings of Armenian, Syriac, and Coptic church fathers
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Does anyone know of any books or writings online from the Armenian, Syriac, and Coptic church fathers (both pre- and post-schism)? I know Gregory of Narek was made a Church doctor, despite the controversy of him not being in communion with Rome.
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(06-30-2019, 02:56 PM)Echo Wrote: Does anyone know of any books or writings online from the Armenian, Syriac, and Coptic church fathers (both pre- and post-schism)? I know Gregory of Narek was made a Church doctor, despite the controversy of him not being in communion with Rome.

You will surely find certain major texts, but unfortunately many such things lack not only good translations in modern Western languages but even scholarly editions in the original languages. Such is the case with Shenoute of Atripe, perhaps the most renowned Coptic writer, but whose copious writings are still only partially edited from manuscript witnesses.

The problem is not exclusive to Oriental Christian writers, however. Augustine is the foremost Western theologian, but some of his lesser writings lack modern scholarly editions, and a good number of his works lack translations. Some years ago, a French scholar even discovered a couple of previously unknown homilies by Augustine, which were lurking to be found in a manuscript with an incomplete description.
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