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Sergius of Reshaina
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(died 536 Constantinople). After studying in Alexandria (esp. medicine and philosophy), Sergius worked as a leading physician and priest in Reshaina, where his contacts across theological boundaries brought him into conflict with Askolius, the local bishop. During a stay in Antioch, he gained the support of the patriarch of the imperial church and turned to Chalcedonian Christology (II, 1.b.c). At the behest of the patriarch, shortly before his death he worked with Pope Agapetus t…

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Tamcke, Martin, “Sergius of Reshaina”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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