John Rufus: The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of by Cornelia B. Horn

By Cornelia B. Horn

This e-book makes to be had for the 1st time in English very important works by way of the anti-Chalcedonian historian and biographer John Rufus on Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and Abba Romanus, 3 key figures of the Christian historical past of Palestine within the 5th and early 6th centuries C.E. The paintings bargains a brand new severe version of the Syriac textual content; the first-ever released English translation; a considerable advent to Palestinian monasticism, the christological controversies of the time, and the existence and writings of John Rufus; and abundant annotations to a Syriac textual content whose Greek unique isn't any longer to be had. through offering entry to the Christian panorama (literally and metaphorically) in past due old and early Byzantine instances, this quantity deals a necessary counterbalance from a minority point of view to the biographical and historic writings of the Chalcedonian apologist Cyril of Scythopolis

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59 In Antioch, both Theodore of Mopsuestia and John Chrysostom had been students of Libanius, the pagan rhetor, and of Diodore of Tarsus. Nestorius received his theological education under Theodore. After his death, Theodore would be implicated by association and condemned at the Council of Constantinople in 553. For a well-balanced, recent study of Theodore’s christological thought, see Frederick G. : Catholic University of America Press, 2005). See also Peter Bruns, Den Menschen mit dem Himmel verbinden: Eine Studie zu den katechetischen Homilien des Theodor von Mopsuestia (CSCO 549; Subsidia 89; Leuven: Peeters, 1995).

After the death of King Bakur III in 580, Iberia became a vassal of the Persian 43 For the feats of King Vaxt‘ang Gorgasali, see the account provided by Juansheri in his Life of Vaxt‘ang Gorgasali. Ed. Alexandre Sardzveladze, Zurab Sardzveladze, and Tamar Xazomia, ცხოვრება ვახტანგ გორგასლისა [Life of Vakhtang Gorgasali] (Tbilisi: Mecniereba, 1986). For an English translation of the Georgian and Armenian witnesses, see Thomson, Rewriting Caucasian History, 153–251. 44 See Hage, “Armenien I,” 46.

Many of the pilgrims stayed 83 See the discussion of Pope Leo I’s desperate and vain attempts to defend his theology and authority in the face of Dioscorus’s usurpation of ecclesiastical privilege in Frend, Rise of the Monophysite Movement, 156. 84 For a developed discussion of the place of the notion of a “Holy Land” in the early Christian mind, see Robert L. Wilken, The Land Called Holy: Palestine in Christian History and Thought (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1992); see also idem, “Heiliges Land,” TRE 14:684–94.

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