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Antipater of Bostra
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[German Version]

was bishop of Bostra and Metropolitan of the province of Arabia from 451, and as such, the addressee of Emperor Leon I's inquiry in 457 concerning the decisions reached at Chalcedon (ACO II/5, 23.7; the Codex encyclius contains no reference to him, however). Preserved are homilies concerning John the Baptist and Mary, fragments of a writing opposed to the Apology of Eusebius of Caesarea for Origen (e.g. in Dam. parallels); Anastasius Sinaita cites his work (sermon?) against Apollinaris of Laodicaea. Cyril of Scythopolis, Niketas of Heraklea and the Council of Nicea (78…

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Brennecke, Hanns C., “Antipater of Bostra”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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