Doctrines of Salvation and Charges of Heresy


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

Doctrines of Salvation and Charges of Heresy

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This chapter examines John of Scythopolis' defence of the Dionysian corpus against charges of heresy and concerns about the doctrines of salvation in his Prologue. In this work, John focused on the issues of Trinity, Christology, cosmology, and eschatology. He discussed and approached the issues of heresy from a second perspective and cited several heretics whose errors he believed were exposed by the Dionysian corpus. This chapter concludes that John's quartet of doctrinal topics was dominated by Christology and that his treatment of the overall subject of heresy and orthodoxy was characterized by a concern for salvation itself.

Keywords: John of Scythopolis; Dionysian Corpus; heresy; salvation; Trinity; Christology; cosmology; eschatology; orthodoxy; heretics

Chapter.  14142 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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