Cyril Lucar

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Cyril Lucar:

see Lucaris, CyrilLucaris, Cyril
, 1572–1637, Greek churchman, b. Crete (then belonging to Venice). He studied at Venice and Padua and was elected patriarch of Alexandria (1602–20) and of Constantinople (1620–37).
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Less expected, but highly desirable, would have been an engagement with the Orthodox tradition, since some Reformers interacted with the early Fathers, and, later, Reformed theologians dialogued with Patriarch Cyril Lucaris (1572-1638), the latter addressing the reception of Protestant ideas in the East.
For the reader interested in the place of the Holy Spirit in Milton's thought, this chapter on the Trinity offers important theological background and context as well as an account of influence (including that of Cyril Lucaris, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople who was heavily influenced by Calvinism).