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Pontian, Pope (Saint)
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(230 – Sep 28, 235). The theological significance of Pontian rests on his express approval of the condemnation of Origen by Bishop Demetrius of Alexandria. His episcopate fell in the period of the schism that had begun under Callistus I. During the persecution of Christians by Maximinus Thrax (235–238), both Pontian and his rival Hippolytus of Rome (217–235) were deported to Sardinia. The date Sep 28, 235, on which he resigned his office, thus ending the schism, is the earliest as…

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Holze, Heinrich, “Pontian, Pope (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024625>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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