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dc.contributor.authorLunn-Rockliffe, Sophie
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-29T06:09:32Z
dc.date.available2018-09-29T06:09:32Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.issn0022-0469
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/282953
dc.description.abstract<jats:p>In a letter to the monk Patricius, Philoxenus told a cautionary tale about the downfall of the monk Adelphius. He was said to have accepted a Satanic vision of the Holy Spirit, abandoned ascetic labour and become the founder of the heresy of the ‘Messalians’. This article places Philoxenus’ account against the longer background of the invention of ‘Messaliainism’, and in particular of Adelphius as Messalian heresiarch. It shows how Philoxenus drew on traditions about monks receiving Satanic visions found in ascetic literature. It also demonstrates that Philoxenus’ story reflected polemical claims that the Messalians, like other heretics, were inspired by demons and Satan.</jats:p>
dc.languageen
dc.publisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
dc.titleThe Invention and Demonisation of an Ascetic Heresiarch: Philoxenus of Mabbug on the "Messalian' Adelphius
dc.typeArticle
prism.issueIdentifier3
prism.publicationDate2017
prism.publicationNameJOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY
prism.volume68
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.30316
dcterms.dateAccepted2015-12-01
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1017/S0022046916002839
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-07-01
dc.identifier.eissn1469-7637
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2017-04-04
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2018-04-04


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