<b>The Life and Career of Peter the Iberian</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:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 The Life and Career of Peter the Iberian

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This chapter discusses the major stages in Peter the Iberian’s life and career, highlighting the impact of different geographical, cultural, and political influences, namely those of Georgia, Constantinople, Jerusalem, Palestine, Alexandria, and Egypt, and the contributions of individuals from different social roles, such as imperial nobility, patriarchs, monks, pilgrims, and women. Central to this examination is Peter’s multifaceted role of prince, monk, and bishop. He played a central role in the history of the anti-Chalcedonian community in Palestine, both as a figure who decisively influenced events as well as a model and hero that inspired people to adhere to an ideal even after his death.

Keywords: Peter the Iberian; life; career; anti-Chalcedonian movement; Palestine

Chapter.  30934 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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