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Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches$
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Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520284968

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520284968.001.0001

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The Teaching of Addai

The Teaching of Addai

Founding a Christian City

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(p.36) 2 The Teaching of Addai
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Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches
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Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520284968.003.0002

In this chapter, I analyze the Teaching of Addai, a text that describes the conversion of the city of Edessa. I show how the story is a product of Edessa’s fifth-century church. I show how the symbols of apostle, pious kind, and blessed city work together to create a story of Edessa’s past.

Keywords:   Addai, Abgar, Edessa, Mandylion

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