Jacob of Serugh's extent homilies, with other writings, place him as the most important Syriac writer after Ephrem the Syrian. The exegetico-theological upraisal of Jacob's homilies on dominical feasts in this volume presents a more genuine and reliable theologico-mystical vision of Jacob rooted in his basic Syriac vision. The dynamism, freshness and perennial exegetical applicability of many biblical imageries, types and symbols in Christian theology are well attested in this volume as a review of the whole history of salvation based on the mystery of Christ. Based on his true Syriac genius, Jacob of Serugh expounds some unique elements of Syriac Christian tradition through the liturgical commemorations, catechetical teachings, biblical exegesis and theological reflections. The exposition of the homilies on the dominical feasts of Jacob in this volume is a true manifestation of Jacob's typological and symbolic thought patterns made explicit through his symbolic-mystical-silence approach to the mystery of Christ. Mar Jacob's mode of handling Adam-Christ Complementarity, the Road of Salvation and the Christocentric Sacramental World-vision are Syriac symbolic ways of handling Theological Anthropology, Soteriology and Christ-Mystery (Christology) respectively. True to his original Syriac vision, the mystery of Christ is explained as the inspiring and governing power of the whole history of salvation in its hidden and revealed, sacramental and mystical, catechetical and pastoral, exegetical and theological aspects of the Christian vision of salvation of all times.
Salvation in Christ According to Jacob of Serugh by Thomas Kollamparampil was published by Gorgias Press in June 2014. The ISBN for Salvation in Christ According to Jacob of Serugh is 9781463203825.