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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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In Support of “People Who Pray”

Daniel Caner.

in Wandering, Begging Monks

May 2002; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 19830 words.

Around 377, the Messalian profile received its first detailed exposition as heretic when Bishop Epiphanius of Cyprus completed his Panarion, but the description of Epiphanius seems to have...

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