Lucas Van Rompay
  • Lucas Van Rompay

  • Professor in the Department of Religious Studies
  • Religion
  • 216 Gray Building
  • Campus Box 90964
  • Phone: (919) 660-3523
  • Fax: (919) 660-3530
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 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

      • PhD,
      • Catholic University of Louvain,
      • 1976
  • Recent Publications

      • L. Van Rompay.
      • "Dayr al-Suryan: l'esperienza siro-ortodossa in Egitto."
      • L’eredità religiosa e culturale dei Siri-occidentali tra VI et IX secolo. Atti del 6⁰ Incontro sull’Oriente Cristiano di tradizione siriaca. Milano, Biblioteca Ambrosiana, 25 maggio 2007.
      • Ed. E. Vergani and S. Chialà.
      • 2012.
      • 73-89.
      • L. Van Rompay.
      • "Review of A. Harrak, Syriac and Garshuni Inscriptions of Iraq."
      • Syria
      • 89
      • (2012)
      • :
      • 448-451.
      • with
      • H. Takahashi.
      • "Resh`ayna."
      • Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage.
      • 2011.
      • 351.
      • with
      • S. Burleson.
      • "List of Patriarchs in the Main Syriac Churches in the Middle East."
      • Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage.
      • 2011.
      • 473-483.
      • S. Brock, A.M. Butts, G.A. Kiraz, L. Van Rompay.
      • "Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage."
      • Piscataway, NJ:
      • Gorgias Press,
      • 2011.
      • XL + 539 pp..
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  • Teaching

    • RELIGION 701S.01
      • ELEMENTARY SYRIAC
      • TBA
      • W 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
    • RELIGION 905S.01
      • ADVANCED SYRIAC
      • Gray 220
      • F 01:25 PM-03:55 PM
  • Hymn
  • Beth Alpha, Synagogue Mosaic, Ark
  • Roman Mosaic, Galilee
  • Kuden
  • Israel western wall
  • prayer tablet meiji shrine tokyo
  • a 139ac
  • Brazil
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