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Title: Understanding of the Scriptures
Subtitle: Patriarch Mākāriyūs b. az-Za'īm and his Arabic Speaking Flock (from the Patriarch Mākāriyūs' “Note-book”.)
Author(s): SERIKOFF, Nikolaj
Journal: ARAM Periodical
Volume: 12    Date: 1999-2000   
Pages: 523-531
DOI: 10.2143/ARAM.12.0.504487

Abstract :
The aim of the article is to show the state of theological knowledge among the Arabic speaking laity of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch in the XVIIth century. It is important since the information we have today is primarily limited to the theology of the clergy rather than theological understanding of the congregation. The subject of the article is based on three alleged translations from the Church Fathers found in the so-called notebook compiled by an Arab Orthodox Patriarch of the Church of Antioch, Mākāriyūs b. az-Za'īm (1647-1672).

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