Leontius of Byzantium

(d. c. 543)

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(6th cent.),

anti-Monophysite theologian. He is probably to be distinguished from the Scythian monk of the same name who took part in the Theopaschite controversy, but practically nothing is known of his life. A staunch upholder of Chalcedonian Christology, he introduced the notion of Enhypostasia (q.v.). His main theological work was Libri III contra Nestorianos et Eutychianos. See also the following entry.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

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