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Athanasius of Antioch
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was the “Jacobite” patriarch of Antioch from 594 to 631 (Syria). In 615/16 he ended a schism with the Coptic church that had lasted for decades. In 629, after the victory of the Byzantine emperor Heraclius over the Persians, he achieved union with the Monophysites in the Persian Empire; the “(Great) Metropolitan” of Tagrit became the head of their church and the representative of the patriarch. Negotiations with Emperor Heraclius at Hierapolis-Mabbug concerning union with the church of the Byzantine Empire (630), however, b…

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Kaufhold, Hubert, “Athanasius of Antioch”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_01215>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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