The Earliest Reception of the Dionysian Corpus


in John of Scythopolis and the Dionysian Corpus

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780198269700
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683756 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

The Earliest Reception of the Dionysian Corpus

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This chapter examines the earliest reception of the Dionysian corpus in religious circles. It analyses evidence on Severus' use of the corpus in the 520s and argues against the common view that he had pre-empted the Dionysian corpus in an offensive strike against the Chalcedonians. It discusses Hypatius' rejection of the works of Dionysius and his objection to Monophysite use of the corpus. This chapter concludes that the corpus was used by almost all parties in the Christian east and there was no point where it became the exclusive preserve of the Monophysites.

Keywords: Dionysian corpus; Severus; Chalcedonians; Hypatius; Monophysite; Christians; Dionysius

Chapter.  6764 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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