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Described by Bishop Leo I of Rome (r. 440–461 CE; Leo I [Bishop of Rome]) as an old, foolish, imprudent, and ignorant monk who left a few erroneous letters and libels, Eutyches’ (c. 378–456 CE) portrait features prominently in the gallery of infamous heretics, alongside the picture of Dioscorus of Alexandria, the two standing in symmetrical opposition to the figure of Nestorius (Leo M. Ep. 31; 88; 91). However, his own testimony reveals a less extravagant Christological conception (Christology, 03: 4th Century CE and Later) than previous…

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Blaudeau, Philippe, “Eutyches”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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