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Philotheus Kokkinos
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(c. 1300–1379), Palamite theologian and patriarch of Constantinople. Philotheus, born to a Jewish family, began his studies in Thessaloniki as a student of the renowned philosopher Thomas Magister; later, as a monk on Athos, he studied with St. Sabas. In 1340, as a supporter of Gregory Palamas, he appended his signature to the Hesychastic Tomos Hagioreitikos. As confessor to the victorious usurper John VI Cantacuzenus, in 1347 he was appointed metropolitan of Heraclea. He composed the synodal tome of 1351 against Barlaam of Calabria a…

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Flogaus, Reinhard, “Philotheus Kokkinos”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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