Lucas Van Rompay
  • Lucas Van Rompay

  • Professor
  • Religious Studies
  • 216 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
  • Campus Box 90964
  • Phone: (919) 660-3523
  • Fax: (919) 660-3530
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Overview

    Religion, history, and culture of Christian communities in the Middle East, from Late Antiquity to the present day. Most of my work relates to the Syriac (i.e., Aramaic) Christian tradition, but I am also interested in Armenian, Coptic, Arabic, and Ethiopic Christianity. Additional research interests, which also inform my teaching, include: (1) Aramaic languages and literatures (as used by Jews, Christians, Mandaeans, and Samaritans); (2) the interaction between Judaism and Christianity throughout history.
  • Specialties

    • Christianity
  • Research Summary

    Syriac and Eastern Christianity.
  • Research Description

    Religion, history, and culture of Christian communities in the Middle East, from Late Antiquity to the present day. Most of my work relates to the Syriac (i.e., Aramaic) Christian tradition, but I am also interested in Armenian, Coptic, Arabic, and Ethiopic Christianity. Additional research interests, which also inform my teaching, include: (1) Aramaic languages and literatures (as used by Jews, Christians, Mandaeans, and Samaritans); (2) the interaction between Judaism and Christianity throughout history.
  • Current Projects

    (1) catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the 'Monastery of the Syrians' (Wadi al-Natrun, Egypt) (co-authored with S.P. Brock, Oxford University), (2) catalogue of the Ethiopic manuscripts in Duke Special Collections Library (co-authored with A.M. Butts, University of Chicago)
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • Catholic University of Leuven - Belgium,
      • 1976
  • Recent Publications

      • L Van Rompay.
      • "Bardaisan and Mani in Philoxenus of Mabbog’s MÄ“mrÄ“ against Habbib."
      • manual
      • .
      • Syriac Polemics. Studies in Honour of Gerrit Jan Reinink.
      • Ed. WJ Bekkum and JW Drijvers and AC Klugkist.
      • Peeters,
      • (2014)
      • :
      • 77-90.
      • L Van Rompay.
      • "Le Commentaire sur Gen. – Ex. 9,32 du manuscrit (olim) Diyarbakir 22 et l’exégèse syrienne orientale du 8ème au 10ème siècle."
      • Orientalia Christiana Analecta
      • 205
      • (2014)
      • :
      • 113-123.
      • L Van Rompay and SP Brock.
      • Catalogue of the Syriac Manuscripts and Fragments in the Library of Deir al-Surian, Wadi al-Natrun (Egypt).
      • Peeters,
      • 2014.
      • [web]
      • LV Rompay.
      • "Dayr al-Suryan: l’esperienza siro-ortodossa in Egitto."
      • manual
      • .
      • L’eredità religiosa e culturale dei Siri-occidentali tra VI et IX secolo. Atti del 6° Incontro sull’Oriente Cristiano di tradizione siriaca. Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, 25 maggio 2007.
      • Ed. E Vergani and S Chialà.
      • (2012)
      • :
      • 73-89.
      • LV Rompay.
      • "Review of A. Harrak, Syriac and Garshuni Inscriptions of Iraq."
      • Syria
      • 89
      • (2012)
      • :
      • 448-451.
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