John of Scythopolis


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

John of Scythopolis

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This chapter examines the fragmentary evidence on the course of John of Scythopolis' career as a theologian. It analyses his theological works and discusses his Scholia and Prologue to the works of Dionysius the Areopagite. It suggests that John's theological works have made a noticeable impression upon his contemporaries and later theologians. This is evident by the use of his dogmatic works in later conciliar acts, the existence of at least one of his works in the archives of Constantinople, and the circulation of his works among contemporary theological opponents.

Keywords: John of Scythopolis; theologian; Scholia; Prologue; Dionysius the Areopagite; Constantinople

Chapter.  11025 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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