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Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian

Cornelia B. Horn


This book explores anti-Chalcedonian asceticism in Palestine, an area that has so far been relatively neglected in academic studies. Anti-Chalcedonian asceticism in Palestine is significant because it was in Jerusalem in the middle of the 5th century that monks who opposed the Council of Chalcedon first attempted to establish a dissenting anti-Chalcedonian ecclesiastical hierarchy. The monk Peter the Iberian, in particular, was a key force in this project because of his high-level political connections to the members of the imperial court in Constantinople. The beginnings of anti-Chalcedonian ... More

Keywords: Peter the Iberian, monk, Palestine, anti-Chalcedonian movement, Council of Chalcedon

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199277537
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0199277532.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cornelia B. Horn, author
Assistant Professor of Greek and Oriental Patristics, St Louis University
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