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Marius Mercator
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(died before 450), early Christian writer who engaged in the conflict over the doctrine of grace and the debate over Christology. Around 418 ce in Rome he published works against the Pelagians (Pelagius), who had been condemned by the pope and emperor. In 429, now a monk in a Thracian monastery with ties to Constantinople, he addressed an attack on Pelagius's disciple Celestius to Emperor Theodosius II (Commonitorium super nomine Caelestii). His theological position was dependent on Augus-tine of Hippo, Jerome, and the party of Cyril of Alexandria. He collected his…

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Löhr, Winrich, “Marius Mercator”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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