The Aftermath of the Council of Chalcedon: Zeno's Henotikon

Henry Chadwick

in The Church in Ancient Society

Published in print December 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246953
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600463 | DOI:

Series: Oxford History of the Christian Church

 The Aftermath of the Council of Chalcedon: Zeno's Henotikon

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Discusses religious and political developments in east and west between 474 and 527, when Italy was ruled from Ravenna by the Arian Ostrogoth Theoderic and the east by the emperors Zeno the Isaurian, Anastasius, and Justin. The period was marked by Theoderic's determination to keep the Latin and Greek churches apart and by Zeno's attempt at reconciliation among eastern Christians by an instrument of union known as the Henotikon (482). But this was opposed by the Monophysites, while the popes in Rome tried again to affirm their authority on the basis of the canons of Chalcedon. Various attempts at conciliation between Rome and Constantinople failed and relations were uneasy at best, violently hostile at worst.

Keywords: Constantinople; Monophysites; papacy; Rome; Zeno the Isaurian

Chapter.  9079 words. 

Subjects: History of Christianity

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