Brief Biographies of Lecturers
And Select Bibliographies

<strong>Sebastian Brock</strong> is Emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies, Oxford University, and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.<br><strong>(January 20. 2021)</strong>
Sebastian Brock is Emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies, Oxford University, and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford.
(January 20. 2021)


“Jacob of Serugh: A Select Bibliographical Guide”, Pages 219-244 in Jacob of Serugh and His Times: Studies in Sixth-Century Syriac Christianity. Edited by Kiraz, George Anton. Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies 8. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2010.

”Jacob of Serugh’s Verse Homily on Tamar (Gen. 38)”, Le Muséon 115:3-4 (2002): 279-315.

The Syriac Fathers on Prayer and the Spiritual Life. Cistercian Studies Series 101. Kalamazoo, Michigan: Cistercian Publications, 1987.

The Luminous Eye: The Spiritual World Vision of St Ephrem. Rome: Center for Indian and Inter-Religious Studies, 1985.

<strong>Philip Forness</strong> is Principal Investigator, Cultural Exchange from Syria to Ethiopia, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany.<br><strong>(February 17, 2021)</strong>
Philip Forness is Principal Investigator, Cultural Exchange from Syria to Ethiopia, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
(February 17, 2021)


Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East: A Study of Jacob of Serugh. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Jacob of Serugh: The Homily on the Apostle Thomas and the Resurrection of Our Lord. Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium 691, Scriptores Syri 266. Leuven: Peeters, 2020.

“Manuscript Discoveries and Debates over Orthodoxy in Early Christian Studies: The Case of the Syriac Poet-Theologian Jacob of Serugh.” Harvard Theological Review.
“New Textual Evidence for Jacob of Serugh’s Letters: An Analysis and Collation of Five Monastic Miscellanies.” Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 20, no. 1: 51–128.

<strong>Jeffrey Wickes</strong> is Associate Professor, Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.<br><strong>(March 17, 2021)</strong>
Jeffrey Wickes is Associate Professor, Theological Studies, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri.
(March 17, 2021)


St. Ephrem the Syrian. The Hymns on Faith. The Fathers of the Church: A New Translation 130. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2015.

Bible and Poetry in Late Antique Mesopotamia: Ephrem’s Hymns on Faith. Christianity in Late Antiquity 5. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2019.

<strong>Muriel Debié</strong> is Professor, L’École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sciences religieuses, Paris, France. <br><strong>(April 21, 2021)</strong>
Muriel Debié is Professor, L’École Pratique des Hautes Études, Sciences religieuses, Paris, France.
(April 21, 2021)


Briquel-Chatonnet, Françoise and Debié, Muriel, Le Monde syriaque. Sur les routes d’un christianisme ignoré. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2017.

L’écriture de l’histoire en syriaque: transmissions interculturelles et constructions identitaires entre hellénisme et islam. Avec des répertoires des textes historiographiques en annexe. Late Antique History and Religion 12. Leuven: Peeters, 2015.

<strong>Manolis Papoutsakis</strong> is Research Fellow, Manuscripts Department, National Library of Greece, Athens, Greece.<br><strong>(May 19, 2021)</strong>
Manolis Papoutsakis is Research Fellow, Manuscripts Department, National Library of Greece, Athens, Greece.
(May 19, 2021)


”Formulaic Language in the Metrical Homilies of Jacob of Serugh”, Pages 445-451 in Symposium Syriacum VII: Uppsala University, Department of Asian and African Languages, 11–14 August 1996. Edited by Lavenant, René. Orientalia Christiana Analecta 256. Roma: Pontificio Istituto Orientale, 1998.

“Jacob of Serugh. The Homily on the Deluge (Lines 1–210): Introduction, Translation, and Detailed Commentary”. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Oxford, 2000.

”United in the Strife That Divided Them: Narsai and Jacob of Serugh on the Ascension of Christ”, Δελτίο Βιβλικών Μελετών 32:A-B (2017): 45-77.

Vicarious Kingship: A Theme in Syriac Political Theology in Late Antiquity. Studien und Texte zu Antike und Christentum 100. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017. 

<strong>Erin Galgay Walsh</strong> (Ph.D, Duke) is Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago, Illinois. <br><strong>(June 16, 2021)</strong>
Erin Galgay Walsh (Ph.D, Duke) is Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School, Chicago, Illinois.
(June 16, 2021)


“Holy Boldness: Narsai and Jacob of Serugh Preaching the Canaanite Woman,” Studia Patristica 78 (2017): 85-98.

“Mourning Eve: The Homily on Women as Attributed to Jacob of Serugh,” Patristica Nordica Annuaria 33 (2018): 31-59.

“Sanctifying Boldness: New Testament Women in Narsai, Jacob of Serugh, and Romanos Melodos,” Ph.D. dissertation, Duke University, 2019.

<strong>Roger Akhrass</strong> is Instructor of Patristics at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK.<br><strong>(July 21, 2021)</strong>
Roger Akhrass is Instructor of Patristics at Holy Spirit University of Kaslik – USEK.
(July 21, 2021)


Akhrass, Roger-Youssef and Syryany, Imad, eds. 160 Unpublished Homilies of Jacob of Serugh. Damascus: Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate, 2017.

Akhrass, Roger-Youssef, “La Vierge Mère de Dieu dans la pensée de Philoxène de Mabboug,” Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 13:1 (2010): 31-48.

<strong>Kelli Bryant Gibson</strong> is Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.<br><strong>(August 18, 2021)</strong>
Kelli Bryant Gibson is Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.
(August 18, 2021)


Bryant, Kelli Elizabeth, ”Festal Apologetics: Syriac Treatises on the Feast of the Discovery of the Cross”. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Oxford, 2015.

Kelli Bryant Gibson, “An Early Syriac Apologia Crucis: Memra 54 ‘On the Finding of the Holy Cross” in Narsai: Rethinking His Work and His World, edit. Aaron M. Butts, Kristian S. Heal, Robert A. Kitchen (Tubigen: Mohr Siebeck, 2020) 117-132. 

<strong>Aaron Butts</strong> is Associate Professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.<br><strong>(September 15, 2021)</strong>
Aaron Butts is Associate Professor in the Department of Semitic and Egyptian Languages at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC.
(September 15, 2021)


‘Diversity in the Christian Arabic Reception of Jacob of Serugh (d. 521)”, Pages 89-128 in Patristic Literature in Arabic Translations. Edited by Roggema, Barbara Hjördis and Treiger, Alexander. Arabic Christianity: Texts and Studies 2. Leiden: Brill, 2020.

Butts, Aaron Michael and Erho, Ted, ”Jacob of Serugh in the Ambrosian Homiliary (ms. Ambros. X.198 sup. and Its membra disiecta)”, Δελτίο Βιβλικών Μελετών 33B (2018): 37-54.

Butts, Aaron Michael, ”The Classical Syriac Language”, Pages 222-242 in The Syriac World. Edited by King, Daniel. Routledge Worlds. London: Routledge, 2019.

Butts, Aaron Michael, “The Christian Arabic Transmission of Jacob of Serugh (d. 521): The Sammlungen,” Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 16 (2016): 39-59.

<strong>Thomas Kollamparampil</strong>  is Professor of Theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum, Dharmaran Vidiya Ksheteram, Bangalore, India.<br><strong>(October 20, 2021)</strong>
Thomas Kollamparampil is Professor of Theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum, Dharmaran Vidiya Ksheteram, Bangalore, India.
(October 20, 2021)


Salvation in Christ according to Jacob of Serugh: An Exegetico-Theological Study on the Homilies of Jacob of Serugh on the Feasts of Our Lord. Gorgias Dissertations in Early Christian Studies 49. Piscataway, New Jersey: Gorgias Press, 2010.

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on Epiphany. Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 4, Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug 2. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2008.

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on Palm Sunday. Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 5, Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug 3. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2008.

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on the Resurrection. Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 14, Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug 5. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2008.

Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on the Transfiguration of our Lord. Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 13, Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug 8. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2008.

<strong>Khalil Alwan</strong> is Professor, Université Libanaise, Beirut, Lebanon.<br><strong>(November 17, 2021)</strong>
Khalil Alwan is Professor, Université Libanaise, Beirut, Lebanon.
(November 17, 2021)

Les œuvres de Jacques de Saroug dans la tradition arabe : Inventaire des manuscrits arabes, in : CNERU-CEDRAC, séries Syro-Arabica, 10, Beyrouth, 2019.

Anthropologie de Jacques de Saroug, 2 Tomes : t. 1 Introduction générale, problème de l’authenticité, commentaire théologique et anthropologique, et t. 2 Quatre homélies métriques sur la création, Texte critique, traduction française, notre et index, in : Etudes du Proche-Orient chrétien, 4 et 5, Beyrouth, 2016.

Jacques de Saroug. Quatre homélies métriques sur la Création. CSCO 508-509, Syr. 214-215. Louvain: Peeters, 1989.

“L’homme, était-il mortel ou immortel avant le péché pour Jacques de Saroug?”, Orientalia Christiana Periodica 55:1 (1989): 5-31.

”L’homme, le “microcosme” chez Jacques de Saroug (†521)”, Parole de l’Orient 13 (1986): 51-78.

<strong>Susan Ashbrook Harvey</strong> (Ph.D, Birmingham) is the Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and the Willard Prescott and Annie McClelland Smith Professor of History and Religion at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.<br><strong>(December 15, 2021)</strong>
Susan Ashbrook Harvey (Ph.D, Birmingham) is the Royce Family Professor of Teaching Excellence and the Willard Prescott and Annie McClelland Smith Professor of History and Religion at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.
(December 15, 2021)


Asceticism and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus and the Lives of the Eastern Saints. The Transformation of the Classical Heritage 18. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

”Jacob of Serug. Homily on Simeon the Stylite”, Pages 15-28 in Ascetic Behavior in Greco-Roman Antiquity: A Sourcebook. Edited by Wimbush, Vincent L.. Studies in Antiquity and Christianity. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1990.

Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination. The Transformation of the Classical Heritage 42. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.

Harvey, Susan Ashbrook and Münz-Manor, Ophir, Jacob of Sarug’s Homily on Jephthah’s Daughter. Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 22, Homilies of Mar Jacob of Sarug 16. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2010.

Harvey, Susan Ashbrook, ”Women and Children in Syriac Christianity: Sounding Voices”, Pages 554-566 in The Syriac World. Edited by King, Daniel. Routledge Worlds. London: Routledge, 2019.