Bp. of Edessa, 435–49 and 451–7. In the Christological controversies he took a mediating position between the dualistic teaching of the Nestorians and the Alexandrian position of St Cyril. He was deposed by the Latrocinium and restored at the Council of Chalcedon, but his only surviving work, a letter addressed to one Mari in 433, was condemned by Justinian. See also Three Chapters.
Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.