Theodore of Raïthu

(fl. 550)

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( fl. after 550; perhaps 7th cent.),

monk of the monastery of Raïthu on the Gulf of Suez. He may later have been Bp. of Pharan and as such been involved in the early stages of the Monothelite controversy as a proponent of monenergism. He wrote a Praeparatio defending the Christological formulas of St Cyril of Alexandria (d. 444) and of the Council of Chalcedon (451) alike and attacking the doctrines of Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus.

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

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