Episcopal Elections in Late Antiquity by Johan Leemans, Peter Van Nuffelen, Shawn W. J. Keough

By Johan Leemans, Peter Van Nuffelen, Shawn W. J. Keough

The election of a brand new bishop was once a defining second for neighborhood Christian groups in past due Antiquity. This quantity contributes to a reassessment of the phenomenon of episcopal elections from the broadest attainable standpoint, interpreting the numerous blend of things, personalities, principles and behavior that performed a task within the method. development at the cutting-edge relating to overdue old bishops and episcopal election, this interdisciplinary quantity of accrued stories by means of top students deals clean views by way of focussing on particular case-studies and establishing up new techniques.

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According to the twelfth-century chronicler, Michael the Syrian,27 Anastasius was chased out by the Chalcedonians, meaning the emperor and the patriarch 25 26 27 See CPG 6958; ed. -H. Uthemann, Des Patriarchen Anastasius I. von Antiochien Jerusalemer Streitgesprach mit einem Tritheiten (CPG 6958), Traditio 37, 1981, 73108. Sources: John Eph. Lives 49. 50 ( P 0 1 9 / 2 , 153-158). W. Brooks, The Patriarch Paul of Antioch and the Alexandrine Schism of 575, ByZ 30, 1930, 468-476; Honigmann, Eveques et eveches (see note 1), 192-195.

As a young man Peter was consecrated by Damian, anti-Chalcedonian patriarch of Alexandria, either in the monastery of Goubba Barraya (close to Cyrrhus), or Mar Hanania,38 during the lifetime of Paul the Black - again an irregular succession. Once more we observe interference in the Antiochene church by the patriarch of Alexandria. 40 [591-595 Julian (anti-Chalcedonian)] We know little about Julian. He was a monk of a monastery in Qennesrin (Chalcis) and had been the syncellus (patriarch's associate) of Peter of Callinicum.

17 521-526 Euphrasius Almost everything about Euphrasius is obscure. His origins could have been Palestinian, Syrian, or Samarian, and his curriculum vitae before his succession to the patriarchal throne of Antioch is unknown. If he was a Palestinian by origin, he was most likely pro-Chalcedonian, which would fit the imperial ecclesiastical policies of the time. 18 Evagrius, the eirenic Chalcedonian church historian, says almost nothing about Euphrasius, indicating that his was a contentious appointment; the antiChalcedonian church historian Zachariah Rhetor claims that the patriarch was killed in a burning cauldron of wax during the earthquake, which sounds like the punishment of a persecutor.

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