Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship



Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts, Daniel C. Peterson, E. Jan Wilson, Beirut Lebanon, Vatican Apostolic Library, CD-ROM database, early Christianity, Syriac theology, Christian Arabic theology, Armenian theology


In February, Daniel C. Peterson and E. Jan Wilson of the FARMS Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (CPART) visited with officials in Beirut, Lebanon, and at the Vatican Apostolic Library in Rome to determine the feasibility of digitally imaging ancient religious manuscripts for inclusion in a CD-ROM database. If undertaken, the project stands to benefit not only the many communities whose religious heritages will be preserved, but also Westerners who know very little about Syriac, Christian Arabic, and Armenian theology, liturgy, philosophy, and history-much of it relevant to the study of early Christianity.