Vigilius of Thapsus
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[German Version]

author (c. 484) of a fictional debate over questions of Trinitarian theology between Arius, Athanasius, Sabellius, and Photinus of Sirmium, at the conclusion of which the imperial IudexProbus awards victory to Athanasius and thus to “Nicene orthodoxy” (Nicea, Council of [325]). Another surviving work by Vigilius is directed against the Homoean Felician (Contra Felicianum). In Adversus Eutychem, a work against Eutyches, he addresses the question of Christology, attacking anti-Chalcedonian views. The texts illustrate the enduring virulen…

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Ulrich, Jörg, “Vigilius of Thapsus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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