Demetrios S. Katos

in Palladius of Helenopolis

Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780199696963
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191731969 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies


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The introduction states the premise for this study, noting the irony that Palladius' works have been increasingly mined for historical information concerning late fourth and early fifth century Christian controversies and personalities, yet he has been largely ignored as a subject of study per se. This chapter discusses briefly Palladius' contribution to Christian literature and history, the significance of his work for contemporary scholarship, the relation of this book to contemporary scholarship, and it concludes with a summary of each chapter of the book. It also clarifies the use of the terms Origenist and Origenism in this study.

Keywords: Palladius; scholarship; summary; Origenist; Origenism

Chapter.  4220 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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