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Lucas Van Rompay, Professor Emeritus

Lucas Van Rompay
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Office Location:  216 Gray Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3523
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Ph.D.Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium)1976

Research Interests: Syriac and Eastern Christianity.

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)

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.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Van Rompay, L. "Early Christianity in the Near East." A Companion to the Hellenistic and Roman Near East. January, 2021, 435-444. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Van Rompay, L. "Prayer and worship in Eastern Christianities, 5th to nth centuries." Tijdschrift Voor Geschiedenis  vol. 131 no. 1 (2018): 170-171.
  3. Van Rompay, L; Miglarese, S; Morgan, D. The long shadow of vatican II: Living faith and negotiating authority since the second vatican council. January, 2015: 1-165.  [abs]
  4. Van Rompay, L. "Le couvent des syriens en égypte aux 15E et 16E siècles: L'Apport des colophons syriaques de la bibliothèque nationale de France." Parole De L'Orient  vol. 41 (January, 2015): 549-572.
  5. Van Rompay, L. "The monastery of Syrians in Egypt in the 15th and 16th centuries: The contribution of Syriac colophons of the National Library of France." Parole De L'Orient  vol. 41 (January, 2015): 549-572.

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