John of Dalyatha

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(8th cent.),

spiritual writer, almost certainly to be identified with John of Saba. A member of the Church of the East, he lived as a monk in various monasteries in NW Iraq; for a time he was a hermit in the mountains of Dalyatha. Since he belonged to monastic circles mistakenly accused of Messalianism and Sabellianism, his writings were condemned in 786. Some 25 Discourses, 50 letters, and a set of ‘Kephalaia on Knowledge’ survive.

Subjects: Christianity.

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