From the Oxus River to the Chinese Shores

Studies on East Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia

Edited by: Li Tang, Dietmar W Winkler

Syriac Christianity spread along the Silk Road together with Aramaic culture and liturgy. Because of this, the staging posts of Christian merchants along the trade routes grew into missionary centers. Thus, the mission of the Church of the East stretched from Persia to Arabia and India, and from the Oxus River to the Chinese shores. This book contains a collection of studies on the Church of the East in its historical setting. It sheds new light on this subject from various perspectives and academic disciplines, providing fresh insights into the rich heritage of Syriac Christianity. (Series: orientalia - patristica - oecumenica - Vol. 5)


480 pages

Publication Date: 2/20/2013
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643903297