A Christian Perspective

A site to muse on Christian Spirituality, Church History, and other things of interest to me.

Three days and nights in the tomb...

Posted by James Bennett (jimb) on 6/13/06
After the persecutions in the Sasanid Empire began Aphrahat wrote Demonstration XII On the Passover Sacrifice Aphrahat was apparently addressing some in the Christian community perhaps converts from…

Social and political climate...

Posted by James Bennett (jimb) on 6/13/06
Aphrahat is writing from the Sasanid Empire modern day Iran or ancient Persia during the reign of Shapur II 309-379 CE He is also writing 25 years after the Roman Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and 12 years after the first…

Biography and other matters...

Posted by James Bennett (jimb) on 6/8/06
Before getting into today's post I want to clarify somethings from the last post that were not completely...

Background information...

Posted by James Bennett (jimb) on 6/6/06
In order to orient you to Aphrahat and his writings I will provide a short biography and history Aphrahat wrote twenty-three demonstrations or essays between 336-345 CE They survive primarily in the form of three manuscripts br br div…

Greetings...

Posted by James Bennett (jimb) on 6/5/06
As I work through the primary and secondary source material for my thesis many side paths and questions occur I hope to travel some of those paths in this forum. My thesis is solidifying around the writings of Aphrahat the Persian Sage a…
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