Rabbūlā
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[German Version]

(Qēnnešrīn – Aug 8, 436, Edessa). Rabbūlā was elected bishop of Edessa at a synod in Antioch in 412. In Edessa he undertook various ecclesiastical reforms (including imposing an ascetic life on the clergy); he also incorporated heterodox groups like the Arians (Arius), Audians, and Messalians into the Catholic church. In Christology he became an early supporter of Cyril of Alexandria, triggering a conflict with the “Persian school” (Nisibis), whose teachers favored Theodore of Mop…

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Tubach, Jürgen, “Rabbūlā”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 May 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024785>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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