Nicetas Stethatos
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(“the stout-hearted”; c. 1005 – c. 1085), Byzantine Studite monk who became hegoumenos (abbot) of the Studios monastery after 1075. Nicetas was a disciple of Symeon the New Theologian and authored the latter’s vita as well as theological and ascetic/mystical writings. During the conflict that led to discord in 1054 between the churches of Rome and Constantinople, Nicetas wrote several tracts in which he criticized various aberrations in Latin church life, especially with regard to the use of unleavened bread (Unleavened bread controversy). His criti…

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Bayer, Axel, “Nicetas Stethatos”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 April 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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