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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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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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Messalians

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 105 words.

a pietistic mendicant sect apparently originating in Mesopotamia in the 4th cent. They spread to Syria, Asia Minor, Thrace, and

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Messalians

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 105 words.

a pietistic mendicant sect apparently originating in Mesopotamia in the 4th cent. They spread to Syria, Asia Minor, Thrace, and

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Messalians

John Bowker.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 61 words.

A Christian sect of the 4th–7th cents. Their name derives from Syriac mṣallyane, ‘praying people’; they were also known

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Messalianism

Timothy E. Gregory.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 338 words.

the ascetic and pietistic movement of the Messalians (Μεσσαλιανοί, from Syriac mṣlÿn', “praying people”), also termed Euchitai; it probably

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Messalians

in The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Late Antiquity. 260 words.

An allegedly heretical *ascetic group arising in 4th-century *Mesopotamia; ‘Messalianism’ became a staple of ecclesiastical condemnations for centuries. The

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Messalians

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone.

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2005; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 380 words.

a pietistic mendicant sect. Their name is derived from a Syriac word which, like the corresponding Greek, means ‘praying people’.

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Messalians: The Macarian Homilies

Henry Chadwick.

in The Church in Ancient Society

December 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity. 1568 words.

Rigorous ascetic texts from Edessa in about 370 written under the name of Makarios became associated with heretics known as Messalians. Despite their disparagement of the sacramental and...

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Defining Error

Andrew Louth.

in St John Damascene

July 2002; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 14134 words.

The development of Christian heresiology, and John's place in this; the way heresiology functions within a kind of sociology of knowledge. More detailed discussion of the three heresies to...

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Euchites

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 6 words.

Another name for the Messalians.

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