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<b>Introduction</b>

Cornelia B. Horn

in Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780199277537
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604171 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199277532.003.0001

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 Introduction

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This introductory chapter begins with a description of the main focus of this study, namely the career of Peter the Iberian, drawing on the extant historical, literary, and hagiographical sources. Peter the Iberian is introduced as a key figure in the Christological controversies and as one of the most influential ascetic leaders of the anti-Chalcedonian movement in 5th-century Palestine. An overview of the chapters included in this volume is presented.

Keywords: Peter the Iberian; anti-Chalcedonian movement; Palestine; Christianity; monk; John Rufus

Chapter.  4012 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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