At the Lighting of the Lamps: Hymns of the Ancient Church (English, Ancient Greek, Latin and Latin Edition)

4.25 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780819217172: At the Lighting of the Lamps: Hymns of the Ancient Church (English, Ancient Greek, Latin and Latin Edition)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Christians, from the very outset, committed their theology and prayer to the form of the song. The hymnal elements in the New Testament are among the earliest of all strands, some of them composed within a decade of the death of Jesus. From the third century onwards it was their custom to light the lamps of the house when dusk fell, and sing a hymn, for the onset of evening marked the new liturgical day in the earliest centuries. This collection of some of the most charming of the hymns of the Early Church presents the original Greek and Latin verse with a facing translation and a pronunciation guide for the Byzantine Greek. They range from simple chants such as the Phos Hilaron, comparing Christ to the "cheerful light" of a lamp, to sophisticated pieces by some of the great rhetoricians such as Gregory Nazianzen, Ambrose, Synesios, and Romanos. This is a book that will delight both academic and church readerships.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John Anthony McGuckin is an Archpriest of the Romanian Orthodox Church. He is the Nielsen Professor of Early Church History at Union Theological Seminary and the Professor of Byzantine Christian Studies at Columbia University in New York. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and author of many books of Early and Byzantine Christian culture, as well as several volumes of translations of ancient Christian poetry as well as one book of his own poetry.

Language Notes:

Text: English, Greek, Latin (translation)
Original Language: Greek, Latin

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781532616594: At the Lighting of the Lamps: Hymns of the Ancient Church

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1532616597 ISBN 13:  9781532616594
Publisher: Wipf and Stock, 2016
Softcover

9780728301399: At the Lighting of the Lamps

Moreho..., 1995
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by Morehouse Pub Co (1997)
ISBN 10: 0819217174 ISBN 13: 9780819217172
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morehouse Pub Co, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # MB013PT0GS8

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

John Anthony McGuckin
Published by Morehouse Group (1997)
ISBN 10: 0819217174 ISBN 13: 9780819217172
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morehouse Group, 1997. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0819217174

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.09
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Published by Morehouse Pub Co
ISBN 10: 0819217174 ISBN 13: 9780819217172
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Morehouse Pub Co. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0819217174 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0417108

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds