Paul Melanos
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[German Version]

of Bēth Ukkāme (Paul the Black, Paulos Melanos; c. 500 Alexandria – 584 Constantinople). In 564 Jacob Baradaeus consecrated Archimandrite Paul, who had grown up in Alexandria, as the anti-Chalcedonian (Jacobite) patriarch of Antioch (Monophysites), a position he held until 577. His tenure was beset by serious church-political conflicts. A temporary flirtation of the patriarch with the creed of Chalcedon affirming the two natures of Christ (c. 571) was followed by an abrupt dissociation and return to the circle of the anti-Chalcedonians (5…

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Markschies, Christoph, “Paul Melanos”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024420>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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