Date of Award
Master of Arts in Systematic Theology
School of Theology and Seminary
Columba Stewart OSB
History of Christianity | Liturgy and Worship | Practical Theology | Social and Cultural Anthropology
Using contemporary social and art theory, with particular emphasis on the notion of performative, this paper examines the historical and theological context of a unique social and ecclesial phenomenon in 4th century Syria—the Sons and Daughters of the Covenant. By observing these committed laity as a ‘living performance,’ an exploration of the identity of the faithful, both severally and as a community, may be undertaken. This paper focuses on the relation of such a performative to notions of Christology and anthropology, with an eye towards today’s laity and their seeking for identity in a complex world of competing shifting allegiances and competing ideologies.
Chase, C. A., "Observations on the Performative Force of the Qyama and the Ihidaye, and its Pertinancy Today" (2014). Graduate Papers/Theses. 1382.
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