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Overview page. Subjects: British History.

Are, literally, chief bishops. By the 5th cent. ad the title was applied to the occupants of sees of major ecclesiastical importance, particularly those of metropolitan bishops. This...

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Mellitus (d. 624), archbishop of Canterbury

N. P. Brooks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity. 1261 words.

Mellitus (d. 624), archbishop of Canterbury, was the leader of the group of missionaries sent by Pope Gregory I in 601 to reinforce Augustine at Canterbury and he subsequently became the...

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Honorius [St Honorius] (d. 653), archbishop of Canterbury

William Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Christianity. 495 words.

Honorius [St Honorius] (d. 653), archbishop of Canterbury, was, according to Bede, one of the 'disciples of St Gregory' sent to England in either 597 or 601 with the missionary groups under...

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Deusdedit [St Deusdedit, Frithona] (d. 664), archbishop of Canterbury

Alan Thacker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity. 524 words.

Deusdedit [St Deusdedit, Frithona] (d. 664), archbishop of Canterbury, succeeded Honorius in March 655, after a vacancy of almost eighteen months. A West Saxon, consecrated by Ithamar,...

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Wigheard [Wighard] (d. 664x7), archbishop-elect of Canterbury

Mary Bateson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church. 146 words.

Wigheard [Wighard] (d. 664x7), archbishop-elect of Canterbury, was a Kentish priest and cleric under Archbishop Deusdedit. Following the death of Deusdedit in July 664, he was nominated as...

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Justus [St Justus] (d. 627x31), archbishop of Canterbury

William Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Christianity. 576 words.

Justus [St Justus] (d. 627x31), archbishop of Canterbury, was the first bishop of Rochester and the fourth archbishop of Canterbury. Almost everything that is known about him derives from...

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Augustine [St Augustine] (d. 604), missionary and archbishop of Canterbury

Henry Mayr-Harting.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Religion and Education; Christianity. 1660 words.

Augustine [St Augustine] (d. 604), missionary and archbishop of Canterbury, was the leader of the first official Christian mission to the Anglo-Saxons. He was sent by Pope Gregory the...

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Laurence [St Laurence, Lawrence] (d. 619), archbishop of Canterbury

N. P. Brooks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity; Christianity. 775 words.

Laurence [St Laurence, Lawrence] (d. 619), archbishop of Canterbury, secured the Christian foundations laid by St Augustine when the survival of the Roman mission to the English was at...

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Cranmer, Thomas (1489–1556)

in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

January 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity. 2603 words.

and the first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury. Typical of John *Fisher's Cambridge, C. was trained at Jesus College

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Kilwardby, Robert (c.1215–1279)

in The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine

January 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity. 1656 words.

K. was a Dominican theologian and powerful churchman. As Archbishop of Canterbury, he condemned a number of propositions in various

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Homilies as Tools for Teaching Theology

Philip Michael Forness.

in Preaching Christology in the Roman Near East

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity. 16472 words.

This chapter analyzes how Jacob of Serugh communicates Christology within the poetic restraints and oral context of his homilies. He preached his Homily on the Faith in an educational...

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Petronius (d. 654?), abbot of St Peter's and St Paul's, Canterbury

William Hunt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Christianity; History of Christianity. 127 words.

Petronius (d. 654?), abbot of St Peter's and St Paul's, Canterbury, was probably born in or near Rome. All that is known about him comes from a late medieval Canterbury tradition recorded...

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Introduction: Why Study the First Origenist Controversy Again?

Krastu Banev.

in Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist Controversy

February 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Christianity; Christian Theology. 2693 words.

In the age of the Theodosian dynasty and the establishment of Christianity as the only legitimate religion of the Roman Empire, few figures were more important in the power politics of the...

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Theophilus of Alexandria and the First Origenist Controversy

Krastu Banev.

February 2015; p ublished online March 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Early Christianity; Christian Theology. 256 pages.

This book examines the involvement of archbishop Theophilus of Alexandria (385–412) in the so-called First Origenist Controversy, when the famed third-century Greek theologian Origen...

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