New Resource: Patrologia Orientalis

December 19, 2016 – 12:03 pm
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The Library has acquired a new resource for the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy.

The corpus of patristic texts from the Christian East published in the Patrologia Orientalis series are now available online through the Patrologia Orientalis Database.

The full contents of the series, which began in 1903, contains content relevant to hagiography, canon law, theology, liturgy, and history. Primary texts in original languages of Arabic, Armenian, Coptic, Ethiopian, Georgian, Greek, Latin, Slavonic, and Syriac are represented with side-by-side translations in English, French, Greek, and Latin.

The full-text translations are searchable in the language into which the text was translated in the Patrologia Orientalis and the reader can check the translation with the original text visible alongside as a non-searchable PDF file.

The interface allows for browsing of works as well as searching, and specific passages retrieved via search may be downloaded in PDF format.

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