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Amphilochius
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Amphilochius (Ἀμφιλόχιος; 345[?]–404[?] CE) was bishop of Iconium (Ἰκόνιον, today Konya) from 373/374 CE to at least 394 CE. He had strong ties to the three Cappadocian fathers (Basil of Caesarea, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Gregory of Nyssa) whose church policy and theology he continued. Held in high regard by his contemporaries and posterity, nowadays he is commonly assumed to have been more of a practical churchman (active metropolitan and preacher) than an original theologian. This judgment, however, is difficult to assess, as a large part of his writings i…

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Kaiser, Martin, “Amphilochius”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_00000138>
First published online: 2018



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