Author: Silke-Petra Bergjan
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Apollinaris was on the one hand a theologian and a bishop who received the highest respect, a gifted poet, highly educated, a contemporary of Basil of Caesarea, a Nicene; and on the other, the author of probably the most effective heresy of antiquity. Apollinaris' heresy was condemned by the edict of the emperor in 383, and in 428 his followers were absorbed into the greater church. The articles in this volume explore the history of Apollinaris and the analysis of his writings, dealing with an Apollinaris who was not identified at the outset with the heretics, as well as with the groups of Apollinarians and their significance, with new, previously unknown testimonies, and with the image of Apollinaris in Byzantine sources.