John of Antioch

(d. 441)

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(d. 441),

Bp. of Antioch from 429 and leader of the moderate Easterns in the Nestorian controversy. After Cyril of Alexandria had condemned Nestorius at the Council of Ephesus (q.v.; 431), John held a counter-council which condemned Cyril and vindicated Nestorius. In 433 he was reconciled with Cyril.

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