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Beryllus of Bostra,
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bishop of Bostra in Arabia (Jordan), was one of the “learned churchmen” (Eusebius Hist. eccl. VI, 20) of the 3rd century. His writings and letters were kept in the library established by Alexander of Jerusalem, but none have been preserved. Historical theology knows Beryllus for denying the pre-existence and Christ's independent divinity (so-called dynamic Monarchianism). Among those who took part in the controversy was Origen, who – in a public disputation between 238 and 244 – brought him back to the church's teaching. The proceedings and his co…

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Bienert, Wolfgang A., “Beryllus of Bostra,”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_01846>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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