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Sophronius of Jerusalem and seventh-century heresy : the synodical letter and other documents

Author: Sophronius, Saint Patriarch of Jerusalem; Pauline Allen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Oxford early Christian texts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Poet, hagiographer, dogmatician, homilist, and liturgist, Sophronius was a well-traveled monastic with close ties to Rome and an unrivalled knowledge of the workings of the anti-Chalcedonian churches, revealed in his Synodical letter. He despatched this epistle to other church leaders when, at an advanced age, he became patriarch of Jerusalem in AD 634. The letter was read at the Sixth Ecumenical Council in 680/1,  Read more...

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Sophronius, Saint, Patriarch of Jerusalem, approximately 560-approximately 638.
Sophronius of Jerusalem and seventh-century heresy.
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009001732
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sophronius, Saint Patriarch of Jerusalem; Pauline Allen
OCLC Number: 607768479
Language Note: English and Greek.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 245 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Sophronius and his Synodical letter. After Chalcedon : an overview --
Sophist, monk, patriarch --
The context of the Synodical letter --
Content and style of the Synodical letter --
Gender and function of Synodical letters --
pt. 2. The text and its transmission : text and translation. Introduction --
Trinitarian profession of faith --
Christological profession of faith --
Profession of faith in creation --
Councils --
Heresiologies --
Conclusion --
pt. 3. A monoenergist dossier : texts and translations. 1. Cyrus, first letter to Sergius --
Sergius, first letter to Cyrus --
Cyrus, Announcement, pact of union, or Nine articles of faith --
Cyrus, second letter to Sergius --
Sergius, second letter to Cyrus --
Sergius, first letter to Honorius --
Honorius, first letter to Sergius --
Honorius, second letter to Sergius --
Ekthesis of the emperor Heraclius.
Series Title: Oxford early Christian texts.
Other Titles: Synodical letter.
Responsibility: introduction, texts, translations, and commentary, Pauline Allen.


Sophronius' Synodical Letter was was read out at the Sixth Ecumenical Council in 680-1, and provided the only sustained rebuttal of the monoenergist doctrine. This is the first publication of the  Read more...


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