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Andrew of Samosata
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Andrew of Samosata (fl. 423–444 CE) is mainly known for his initial opposition to Cyril of Alexandria’s Twelve Anathemas and for his part in the reconciliation between Cyril and John of Antioch. Besides that, little is known of him. He was probably consecrated bishop of Samosata before 423 CE (Évieux, 1974, 261). Samosata was a town in the province of Euphratensis (present-day Samsat in southeast Turkey). The last thing we know about Andrew is that he w…

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Loon, Hans van, “Andrew of Samosata”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 06 December 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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