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Palladius of Helenopolis: The Origenist Advocate

Demetrios S. Katos


This book examines the life, work, and thought of Palladius of Helenopolis (ca. 362–420), an important witness of late antique Christianity and author of the Dialogue on the Life of St. John Chrysostom and the Lausiac History. These compositions provide rich information concerning the downfall of John Chrysostom, the Origenist controversy, and many notable personalities such as John Chrysostom, Theophilus of Alexandria, Jerome, Evagrius of Pontus, and Melania the Elder. The book examines Palladius' role as an advocate on behalf of John Chrysostom, and it employs late antique theories of judici ... More

Keywords: Palladius of Helenopolis, John Chrysostom, Theophilus of Alexandria, Evagrius of Pontus, Dialogue on the Life of St. John Chrysostom, Lausiac History, Origenist, Origenism, judicial rhetoric, stasis or issue theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199696963
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199696963.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Demetrios S. Katos, author
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Hellenic College, MA