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Maximus of Antioch
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Maximus of Antioch, successor of Domnus, who had been deposed in Ephesus (Ephesus, Councils of ) in 449. The procedure was confirmed at the Council of Chalcedon, in which Maximus participated as bishop of Antioch. In Chalcedon, Maximus testified to the orthodoxy of Theodoret of Cyrrhus and subscribed to the anathema over Nestorius and Eutyches. He signed the resolution to depose Dioscorus of Alexandria and argued in favor of the Tomus Leonis (Leo I) as the norm for Christology (II, 1). Maximus concluded an agreement with Juvenal of Jerusalem to the effect that Phoeni…

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Bergjan, Silke-Petra, “Maximus of Antioch”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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