Diadochus of Photice

Marcus Plested

in The Macarian Legacy

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199267798
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602139 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Theological Monographs

 Diadochus of Photice

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The work of Diadochus of Photice emerges as a profound synthesis of the Evagrian and (especially) Macarian legacies. Diadochus indubitably draws on Macarius for some of the key elements of his teaching, not least his anti-Messalian critique. Like Mark, he also ‘corrects’ Macarius on a number of key points, e.g. the coexistence of sin and grace in the intellect of the baptized – something Diadochus held to risk implying the deficiency of baptismal grace.

Keywords: baptism; Evagrius of Pontus; experience; grace; heart; intellect; prayer; sin; spiritual senses; St Diadochus of Photice; visions

Chapter.  19698 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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