John Rufus: The Lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus.
Peter the Iberian, whose ancient biography makes up the majority of the present book, was born (ca.
And, it bears mentioning, these translators (Horn and Phenix) are especially well suited to present us these texts since the former's dissertation (published as Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian [Oxford Univ.
John Rufus; the lives of Peter the Iberian, Theodosius of Jerusalem, and the Monk Romanus.
trace the relationships between the remarkable John Rufus, anti-Chalcedonian theologian, his mentor Peter the Iberian, and other greatly influential theorists Theodosius of Jerusalem and the monk Romanus in this elegant translation.
Both the missionary work of Nino and the origins of Peter the Iberian, accounts concerning which provide a significant focus of the present study, are to be situated in that region.
As some details of the following discussion will show, particularly those elements derived from the Life of Peter the Iberian, the features of family life that continued comprised at the least certain aspects of accepted norms of marital relationships.
One of the most detailed accounts available for any inquiry into early medieval practices of the raising and educating of children is the Life of Peter the Iberian.
The biographer of the Life of Peter the Iberian that is preserved in Syriac provided a detailed account of the names and ascetic accomplishments of Peter's extended family, including paternal and maternal grandparents, a great-uncle, and an uncle on his father's side, thus presenting a family history for the first century of Georgia's Christian identity.
73) In light of Rufus's heightened awareness and positive evaluation of sexual renunciation, which emerges readily from other details in the Life of Peter the Iberian, the disclosure of an extramarital relationship of Peter's father may have been rather embarrassing for the story's hero.
The Syriac Life of Peter the Iberian also mentions Ota's husband, Khuronios, her brother Bardelios, and Ota's and Khuronios's two foster-sons, Qata and Murgaqis.
For a monograph-length study of Peter the Iberian and his role in the anti-Chalcedonian movement, see Cornelia B.