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Evagrius Scholasticus, c. 535–c. 600 CE  

Samuel James Beeching Barnish

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Mar 2016
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Christianity
Legal adviser to *Gregory (1) I, Chalcedonian patriarch of Antioch (1). Last of its genre, his Church History (431–594) merges with secular historiography in form and contents; despite ... More

Fulgentius, Fabius Planciades  

H. D. Jocelyn and Gregory Hays

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Mar 2016
A 6th-cent. Christian writer from North Africa, possibly Carthage, credited with four extant works. The Mythologiae, in three books, is a set of allegorical interpretations of pagan myths, preceded ... More

God-fearers (theosebeis)  

Pieter W. van der Horst

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Dec 2015
In ancient literature (both Graeco-Roman and Jewish and Christian) as well as in epigraphic material (mainly Jewish), one finds references to persons or groups variously called theosebeis, sebomenoi, ... More

Gregory (1) I, 'the Great', pope  

Samuel James Beeching Barnish

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Mar 2016
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Christianity
Gregory (1) I, the Great, pope 590–604ce, of senatorial and papal family; probable prefect of Rome c.573; subsequently monk; deacon, 578; apocrisiarius (lit. ‘delegate’, a church official) at ... More

Gregory (2) of Nazianzus, 329–389 CE  

Neil McLynn

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Mar 2016
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Christianity
Gregory (2) of Nazianzus (329–89 ce), educated at Athens with *Basil of Caesarea, remained much more committed than his friend to the value of traditional paideia, a commitment powerfully expressed ... More

Gregory (3) of Nyssa, c. 330–395 CE  

Neil McLynn

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Mar 2016
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Christianity
Gregory (3) of Nyssa (c. 330–95 ce), despite the insignificance of his Cappadocian see, became the most prominent public voice of eastern Christianity during the reign of *Theodosius (2) I: he ... More

Gregory (4) Thaumaturgus, c. 213–c. 275 CE  

John F. Matthews

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Mar 2016
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Christianity
Gregory (4) Thaumaturgus was born of a prominent family of Neocaesarea, Pontus (formerly Cabeira; mod. Niksar). He studied law at *Berytus (Beirut), but when visiting *Caesarea (2) ... More

heresy  

Gillian Clark

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Jul 2015
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Christianity
The Greek word hairesis, ‘choice’ or ‘option’, was used for a school of thought in philosophy or medicine. Followers of one school often disagreed with the beliefs of other schools, but ... More

Hilary of Arles  

Philip Rousseau

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Dec 2015
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Christianity
Succeeding his hero Honoratus in 430 ce, Hilary presided over the most prestigious see of southern Gaul until his death in 449. Its aggrandizement was based on possession of a mint, a splendid ... More

Hippolytus (2), bishop of Portus, c. 170–c. 236 CE  

Henry Chadwick and M. J. Edwards

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Mar 2016
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Christianity
Hippolytus (2) c. 170–c. 236 ce, styled bishop of Portus and (probably) rival to Callistus of Rome (217–22), whom he reckoned a heretic because of his denial of the hypostatic identity of the Logos. ... More

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