Item description for The Blessing of Blessings: Grigor of Narek's Commentary on the Song of Songs (Cistercian Studies books) by Roberta Ervine...
Overview Gregory of Narek (c. 945-1003), a monk and a priest, is best known for his poetic works, and one of the few commentators on the Song of Songs, which was so great a focus among western monastic writers of the patristic and medieval periods. Living during a period of cultural and religious renaissance which preceded the Turkish and Mongol invasions of Armenia, and in a period of conflict between the non-Chalcedonian Christians of his native land and their Byzantine neighbors, Grigor worked from the Armenian text of the Song, which is slightly longer than the Septuagint or Hebrew versions and contains passages which vary from them. In his commentary Grigor traces themes and draws on other scriptural books to remind readers that every human person is endowed with an innate love for God, which in his words, 'cannot be sapped.'
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.47" Width: 6.93" Height: 0.48" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2008
Publisher Liturgical Press
Series Cistercian Studies
ISBN 0879072156 ISBN13 9780879072155
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More About Roberta Ervine
Roberta Ervine teaches at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in New Rochelle, New York.
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True wisdom never dies and never goes out of date. Sep 5, 2008
True wisdom never dies and never goes out of date. "The Blessing of Blessings: Gregory of Narek's Commentary on the Song of Songs" is deftly translated work written in the ancient Armenian language by Roberta Ervine. The commentary, although focusing on the work at hand, offers timeless insights derived from the ancient Christian wisdom of Gregory of Narek who espoused concepts and admonitions that still apply today. Encouraging Christians that the love of god is immortal, "The Blessing of Blessings" is recommended for Christian scholars and non-specialist general readers alike.