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Meletius of Antioch
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(died May, 381). Meletius embodies the movement toward the Neo-Nicene position of the Council of Constantinople (Constantinople/Byzantium: IV, 1), 381. He died during the Council that had honoured him as its president. He came from the circle of the Homoeans (cf. his sermon transmitted by Epiphanius of Salamis, Haer. 73,29–33), whose compromise formula in the doctrine of the Trinity had from 360 been an imperial dogma (Trinity: III, 1). As their representative, Meletius became bishop of Antioch in 360, but he was not able to h…

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Bergjan, Silke-Petra, “Meletius of Antioch”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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