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Justinian and the Making of the Syrian Orthodox Church

Volker L. Menze


This study historicizes the formation of the Syrian Orthodox Church in the first half of the 6th century. The Council of Chalcedon in 451 divided eastern Christianity, with those who were later called Syrian Orthodox among the Christians in the near eastern provinces who refused to accept the decisions of the council. These non-Chalcedonians (still better known under the misleading term monophysites) separated from the church of the empire after Justin I attempted to enforce Chalcedon in the East in 518. The book covers the period from the accession of Justin to the Second Council of Constanti ... More

Keywords: Syrian Orthodox Church, Council of Chalcedon, Eucharist, diptych, collective memory, Syrian Orthodox Church, non-Chalcedonian, Council of Chalcedon, Justinian, Theodora, John of Ephesus, John of Tella, Eucharist, diptych, libellus, Second Council of Constantinople

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199534876
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199534876.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Volker L. Menze, author
Wissenschaftlicher Assistent in Ancient History, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster