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Zephyrinus
(91 words)

[German version]

Bishop of Rome 198(9)-217, founder of the coemeteria (modern San Callisto) under a piece of land he owned on the Via Appia. Z. was helplessly at the mercy of conflicts relating to Monarchianism in Rome, had a book written opposing the heretics and himself wrote a short Christological formula against the emerging Logos Christology (cited by Hippolytus [2]). He was buried in an overground memorial chapel (above the San Callisto catacombs).

Catacombs; Logos (I.G.)

Bibliography

E. Schwartz, Zwei Predigten Hippolyts, SBAW, philoso…

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Letsch-Brunner, Silvia (Zürich), “Zephyrinus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12216280>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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