Religious conflict between Antioch and Alexandria c. 565-630 CE
Allen, Pauline. (2013). Religious conflict between Antioch and Alexandria c. 565-630 CE. In In Mayer, Wendy, Neil, Bronwen and Albrecht, Christian (Ed.). Religious conflict from early Christianity to the rise of Islam pp. 187-200 De Gruyter.
|Editors||Mayer, Wendy, Neil, Bronwen and Albrecht, Christian|
[Extract] One of the periods in late antiquity most fraught with religious conflict is that between the death of Emperor Justinian in 565 CE and the first three decades of the seventh century. This was an era that witnessed the separation of the anti-Chalcedonian churches and the creation of their own clergy and hierarchy,¹ with concomitant conflict with the Chalcedonian church. At the same time serious tensions developed within the anti-Chalcedonian party itself, tensions which ended up in fully-blown, long-standing conflicts, particularly between the patriarchates of Antioch and Alexandria on the doctrine of tritheism. On the one hand, for events during this seventy-year period we have a remarkable source at our disposal for the years 564 to 581; on the other hand, from 581 to the 630s the sources are sparser and to some extent contradictory. However, to a large degree we can construct the causes and effects of religious dissent and outright conflict during these years, as well as the subtext of tritheism and the significance of the conflict for the eastern church.
|Book title||Religious conflict from early Christianity to the rise of Islam|
|Place of publication||Berlin, Germany|
|Series||Arbeiten Zur Kirchengeschichte ; band 121|
|Web address (URL)||https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/acu/detail.action?docID=1157198|
|Research Group||Centre for Biblical and Early Christian Studies|
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