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Epiphanius of Salamis
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(or of Constantia, Cyprus). Born the son of Christian parents in Besandûk near Palestinian Eleutheropolis between 310 and 320, he then lived in a monastic milieu; after early contacts with Egyptian monasticism, at about 20 years of age, he founded a monastery in his home town. In 367, Epiphanius attained the episcopal see of Constantia. He died in 404 returning to his diocese from Constantinople where he had sought, ultimately without success, to win Theophilus of Alexandria as an ally against John Chrysostom. Epiphanius's theological thought bears the stamp of…

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Dummer, Jürgen, “Epiphanius of Salamis”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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