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Mary and Joseph, and Other Dialogue Poems on Mary (Paperback)

P&S History > Theology & Religion

Imprint: Gorgias Press
Series: Texts from Christian Late Antiquity
Pages: 113
ISBN: 9781593338398
Published: 3rd March 2011
Casemate UK Academic

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What was Joseph’s reaction when he arrived home to find Mary pregnant? How did Mary manage to persuade him that her child was none other than the Son of God? The Syriac literary tradition had a unique way of answering these sorts of questions raised by the Bible. Dialogue poems (sughyotho) offer lively, thought-provoking, and often delightful re-imaginings of Biblical events. They expand the Biblical stories, giving the familiar characters more dialogue and describing their inner thoughts. The collection provides five dialogue poems featuring Mary, in Syriac original with facing English translation.

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