Evagrius Scholasticus


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Evagrius Scholasticus

(ēvā`grēəs), c.536–c.600, Syrian ecclesiastical historian, a prominent, honored lawyer in Antioch and Constantinople. His Ecclesiastical History (431–594), written in excellent Greek, is an authentic source for the history of NestorianismNestorianism,
Christian heresy that held Jesus to be two distinct persons, closely and inseparably united. In 428, Emperor Theodosius II named an abbot of Antioch, Nestorius (d. 451?), as patriarch of Constantinople.
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 and MonophysitismMonophysitism
[Gr.,=belief in one nature], a heresy of the 5th and 6th cent., which grew out of a reaction against Nestorianism. It was anticipated by Apollinarianism and was continuous with the principles of Eutyches, whose doctrine had been rejected in 451 at Chalcedon (see
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The Ecclesiastical history of Evagrius Scholasticus (Translated Texts for Historians 33).