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Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century PalestineThe Career of Peter the Iberian$
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Cornelia B. Horn

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199277537

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199277532.001.0001

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Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine

Cornelia B. Horn (Contributor Webpage)

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This introductory chapter begins with a description of the main focus of this study, namely the career of Peter the Iberian, drawing on the extant historical, literary, and hagiographical sources. Peter the Iberian is introduced as a key figure in the Christological controversies and as one of the most influential ascetic leaders of the anti-Chalcedonian movement in 5th-century Palestine. An overview of the chapters included in this volume is presented.

Keywords:   Peter the Iberian, anti-Chalcedonian movement, Palestine, Christianity, monk, John Rufus

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