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Theodore of Mopsuestia
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(c. 352, Antioch – 428, Mopsuestia), major exponent of Antiochene theology. In his home town, Theodore studied with Libanius and later in the monastic school of Diodore of Tarsus, where he became a friend of John Chrysostom. In 383 Flavian of Antioch ordained Theodore to the priesthood; in 392 he became bishop of Mopsuestia (Cilicia). During the Pelagian controversy (Pelagius/Pelagians), Theodore gave refuge to the exiled Julian of Eclanum. Having become suspect through the Nestor…

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Gerber, Simon, “Theodore of Mopsuestia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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