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Theodore of Mopsuestia
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 Theodore of Mopsuestia (c. 350–428 CE) stands out in the early church as the foremost proponent and capable defender of the Antiochene approach to Christ’s humanity and of its historical method of exegesis. Though his writings are mostly lost, several works have survived in different languages: his Commentaries on the Twelve Prophets and the Psalms I–LXXX in Greek, his Commentary on the Minor Pauline Epistles in Latin, and his Commentary on John’s Gospel and Catechetical Homilies in Syriac. Also, a significant variety of excerpts are accessible in Patrologiae cursus c…

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MacLeod †, Frederick, “Theodore of Mopsuestia”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 15 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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