<b>The Sign of Perfection: The Anti‐Chalcedonian Ascetic as Bearer of the Cross</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 Sign of Perfection: The Anti‐Chalcedonian Ascetic as Bearer of the Cross

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This chapter shows that Abba Isaiah and Philoxenus of Mabbugh were influential contributors to anti-Chalcedonian theological and ascetico-spiritual perspectives in Palestine. They provided an immediate context for the theology and spirituality of Peter the Iberian, John Rufus, and their anti-Chalcedonian ascetic followers in the Gaza area. The importance of the Cross in the spiritual theology of these two teachers and leaders is discussed.

Keywords: Abba Isaiah; Philoxenus of Mabbugh; anti-Chalcedonian movement; ascetic; Chalcedon; cross; monk; Palestine

Chapter.  32081 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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