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Acacian Schism
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The Acacian schism is a late antique split between Rome and the eastern patriarchates over issues of Christological orthodoxy. The schism, which lasted from 484 to 518 CE, takes its name from Acacius, the patriarch of Constantinople from 471 to 489 CE and one of the main…

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Viezure, Dana Iuliana, “Acacian Schism”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 26 September 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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