Episode 38. One Empire, Two Churches, Three Patriarchs

In this episode we follow the career of Pope Theodosius into the the reign of Justinian and the events that led to the formation of a permanent miaphysite church and three rival patriarchs in Alexandria

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  1. The Age of Justinian. The Circumstances of Imperial Power. J.A.S. Evans
  2. The Rise of the Monophysite Movement. W.H.C Frend
  3. The Early Coptic Papacy. Steven J. Davis
  4. The Story of the Church of Egypt. E.L. Butcher
  5. The History of the Patriarchs. in English, translation of 13th century “Vulgate” version by B. Evetts . Available at: http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/severus_hermopolis_hist_alex_patr_01_part1.htm#FIRST_PREFACE
  6. The Coptic Encyclopedia. Edited by Aziz A. Atiya. Available at: http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/cce
  7. The Chronicles of John, Bishop of Nikiu. John of Nikiu. Translated by R. H. Charles. Available at: http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/nikiu1_intro.htm
  8. Zachariah of Mitylene, Syriac Chronicle. Book 4. Available at: http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/zachariah04.htm
  9. Evagrius Scholasticus, Ecclesiastical Histories. Available at: http://www.tertullian.org/fathers/evagrius_0_intro.htm
 Music credit: Lullaby of Democracy. Doctor Turtle


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