By Cornelia B. Horn
Cornelia Horn examines and reconstructs the anti-Chalcedonian stream in Palestine at the foundation of 1 of its most crucial witnesses, the fifth-century lifetime of Peter the Iberian via John Rufus. She makes use of textual in addition to archaeological facts to reconstruct the heritage of Peter the Iberian and his major function within the early anti-Chalcedonian Church in addition to the improvement of theological rules and their reference to Palestinian asceticism.
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Iii, 1104–1105. Nau, Ple´rophories, 5. Wright, Catalogue, vol. iii, 1080. MS BM Add. 14,631 is listed as no. 933. 67 Nau, Ple´rophories, 5. 68 For a detailed listing of these sections, see Nau, Ple´rophories, 5. These mutilations may have been the reason, as Steppa, ‘Plerophories’, 8, observed, why Wright missed identifying the text in MS BM Add. 14,631 as a copy of the Plerophoriae. 69 An ancient reader of BM Add. 14,650 added marginal notes which later appeared as insertions into the text of BM Add.
Thus, I am using the directional preposition ‘anti’ in the phrase ‘anti-Chalcedonian’ without any polemical connotations, but merely as a historical designation. g. e. ancient oriental) or ‘vor-Chalkedonensisch’ (pre-Chalcedonian). 2 The second work, the so-called Plerophoriae, is a collection of apophthegmata-like anecdotes which focus on the controversy over the acceptance of the decisions of the 1 Among his own fellow countrymen and -women, Peter the Iberian is still en vogue. See, for example, the appearance of the novel by K’et’evan Nuc’ubize, Petre Iberi: istoriuli romani (Tbilisi, 1975).
1 (Louvain, 1949), pp. 156–165 (Latin)). D. , University of Uppsala, 1987); and the English translation of the work by W. Witakowski, Pseudo-Dionysius of Tel Mahre: Chronicle III (Liverpool, 1996). 71 Michael the Syrian, Chronicle (ed. -B. Chabot, Chronique de Michel le Syrien, Patriarche Jacobite d’Antioche (1166–1199), 4 vols. (Paris, 1899–1910; repr. Brussels, 1963), here vol. iv, pp. 203–215 (text), vol. ii, pp. 69–88 (French translation)). See also above, ch. 1, pp. 21–22, n. 60. 72 See Honigmann, Pierre l’Ibe´rien, 55 n.
Asceticism and Christological Controversy in Fifth-Century Palestine: The Career of Peter the Iberian (Oxford Early Christian Studies) by Cornelia B. Horn