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Sophronius of Jerusalem and seventh-century heresy : the Synodical letter and other documents /
introduction, texts, translations, and commentary by Pauline Allen.
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
description
xiii, 245 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0199546932 (hbk.), 9780199546930 (hbk.)
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Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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0199546932 (hbk.)
9780199546930 (hbk.)
language note
Text in English and Ancient Greek.
catalogue key
6722434
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [218]-229) and indexes.
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About the Author
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Pauline Allen provides the first complete annotated translation of the Synodical Letter into a modern language. A comprehensive introduction situates the work in the context of the aftermath of the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451). It is accompanied by a dossier of translated documents by other writers of the time which illustrate the progress of the debate and its political and ecclesiastical repercussions in the first half of the seventh century.
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Summaries
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Sophronius' 'Synodical Letter' was read out at the Sixth Ecumenical Council in 680-1, and provided the only sustained rebuttal of the monoenergist doctrine. This book features the letter in annotated translation alongside the original Greek version. It also includes an introduction and documents on the monoenergist doctrine.
Main Description
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 anunrivalled 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. Pauline Allen provides the first complete annotated translation of the Synodical Letter into a modern language. A comprehensive introduction situates the work in the context of the aftermath of the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451). It is accompanied by a dossier of translated documents by otherwriters of the time which illustrate the progress of the debate and its political and ecclesiastical repercussions in the first half of the seventh century.
Table of Contents
Abbreviationsp. ix
Sophronius and his Synodical Letter
After Chalcedon: An Overviewp. 3
Sophist, Monk, and Patriarchp. 15
The Context of the Synodical Letterp. 23
The religious politics of the emperor Heracliusp. 23
The monoenergist dossierp. 26
Content and Style of the Synodical Letterp. 34
Introductionp. 34
Trinitarian profession of faithp. 35
Christological profession of faithp. 36
Profession of faith in creationp. 40
Councilsp. 41
Heresiologiesp. 42
Conclusionp. 43
Implicationsp. 44
Stylep. 46
Genre and Function of Synodical Lettersp. 47
The Synodical Letter of Sophroniusp. 47
The function of synodical letters in the theological debates of the seventh centuryp. 50
The council synopsisp. 51
Study of the heresiologiesp. 54
Conclusionp. 62
The Text and its Transmissionp. 63
The Synodical Letter Text and Translation
Introductionp. 67
Trinitarian Profession of Faithp. 75
Christological Profession of Faithp. 85
Profession of Faith in Creationp. 119
Councilsp. 125
Heresiologiesp. 137
Conclusionp. 151
A Monoenergist Dossier Texts and Translations
Document 1: Cyrus, First Letter to Sergiusp. 161
Document 2: Sergius, First Letter to Cyrusp. 163
Document 3: Cyrus, Announcement, Pact of Union, or Nine Articles of Faithp. 169
Document 4: Cyrus, Second Letter to Sergiusp. 175
Document 5: Sergius, Second Letter to Cyrusp. 177
Document 6: Sergius, First Letter to Honoriusp. 183
Document 7: Honorius, First Letter to Sergiusp. 195
Document 8: Honorius, Second Letter to Sergiusp. 205
Document 9: Ekthesis of the emperor Heracliusp. 209
Bibliographyp. 218
Indexesp. 230
Biblical Quotations and Allusionsp. 230
Ancient Worksp. 232
People, Places, and Thingsp. 235
Modern Authorsp. 243
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