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Messalians

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A pietistic mendicant sect apparently originating in Mesopotamia in the 4th cent. They spread to Syria, Asia Minor, Thrace, and Egypt, and were condemned at the Council of Ephesus in 431,...

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The ‘New Theologians’

Sergey A. Ivanov and Simon Franklin.

in Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond

April 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical History. 6070 words.

Symeon the New Theologian, the famous Byzantine mystic of the 10th-11th centuries, outwardly criticized ‘those who pretend to be salos’ — and yet, he fiercely defended his spiritual father,...

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