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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 Theological World of the <i>Philokalia</i> <sup>1</sup>

Rowan Williams.

in The Philokalia

July 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 12240 words.

This chapter interprets the relation between faith and works in Mark the Ascetic and his Messalian adversaries. it shows how the Eastern Church balanced the relation between faith and works...

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The Encratite Origin of the “Augustinian” Doctrine of Original Sin

Pier Franco Beatrice.

in The Transmission of Sin

May 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 9567 words.

This chapter shows that encratite and Messalian ideas had wide circulation in the Greek East, and exercised considerable influence even on those who more or less explicitly rejected them....

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The Concept of Original Sin as Popular and Manichean Heresy

Pier Franco Beatrice.

in The Transmission of Sin

May 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology. 7270 words.

This chapter first demonstrates how Greek Fathers opposed the doctrine of original sin from the beginning with all of their theological and pastoral authority. They felt it to be alien to...

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