Sophronius of Jerusalem and seventh-century heresy: The Synodical letter and other documents
Allen, Pauline. (2009) Sophronius of Jerusalem and seventh-century heresy: The Synodical letter and other documents Oxford University Press.
Sophronius was one of the most influential figures spanning the ecclesiastical troubles in East and West during the sixth to the seventh centuries. Poet, hagiographer, dogmatician, homilist, and liturgist, he was a widely-travelled monastic who had close ties with the see of Rome and an unrivalled knowledge of the workings of the anti-Chalcedonian churches, revealed in his Synodical Letter. Sophronius despatched this epistle to other church leaders when at an advanced age he became patriarch of Jerusalem in AD 634. The letter was read out at the Sixth Ecumenical Council in 680-1, and provided the only sustained rebuttal of the monoenergist doctrine which was used by eastern emperors and church leaders alike as a political strategy to unite Christians in the early Byzantine empire.
|Keywords||Sophronius Saint; Patriarch of Jerusalem; ca. 560-ca. 638; Historical Studies; Religion and Religious Studies|
|Research Group||Centre for Biblical and Early Christian Studies|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Place of publication||United States of America|
|Series||Oxford Early Christian Texts|
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