- Liberatus of Carthage
Liberatus of Carthage (6th century) was an archdeacon and the author of an important history of the
Nestorianand Monophysitecontroversies in the 5th- and 6th-century Christian Church.
535he was sent to Rome, as legate of a great African national synod of two hundred and seventeen bishops, to consult Pope Agapetus I(535-6) about a number of questions ( Harduin, II, 1154; Mansi, VIII, 808). Like most north Africans he was vehemently opposed to Justinian's edict against the "Three Chapters" (544). He was frequently employed by the African bishops as their ambassador in the disputes that arose from that question. "Tired with the fatigue of traveling, and resting the mind a little from temporal cares" (according to the introduction to his book), he used his leisure to compose a summary history of the two great heresies of the preceding century. His object in writing it was avowedly to show how misjudged the emperor's condemnation of the Three Chapters was. The work is called "Breviarium causae Nestorianorum et Eutychianorum" ("A Short Account of the Affair of the Nestorians and Eutychians"), most often simply the "Breviarium" of Liberatus.
The "Breviarium" begins with the ordination of
Nestorius(428) and ends with the Fifth Ecumenical Council. From the fact that the author mentions Patriarch Theodosius I of Alexandriaas being still alive (xx), it is evident that it was written before 567, the year that Theodotius died. On the other hand, Liberatus records the death of Pope Vigilius(June 555). His authorities are the "Historia tripartita" of Cassiodorus, acts of synods, and letters of contemporary Fathers. In spite of Liberatus's controversial purpose and his indignation against Monophysites and all of those involved in the condemnation of the Three Chapters, his short history is well and fairly written. It forms an important document for the history of these movements.
* [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/09215b.htm "Catholic Encyclopedia" 1908: "Liberatus of Carthage"]
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Liberatus of Carthage — • Archdeacon author of an important history of the Nestorian and Monophysite troubles Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Liberatus of Carthage Liberatus of Carthage … Catholic encyclopedia
Liberatus de Carthage — Liberatus de Carthage, dit aussi Liberatus le Diacre (parfois appelé en français Libérat), est un ecclésiastique du VIe siècle, auteur d une histoire des hérésies nestorienne et monophysite. En 535, il fut délégué auprès du pape Agapet Ier… … Wikipédia en Français
Псевдо-Дионисий Ареопагит — Школа/традиция: патристика Значительные идеи: апофатическое богословие Оказавшие влияние: платонизм … Википедия
Список латинских писателей раннего средневековья — … Википедия
Список латинских писателей раннего Средневековья — … Википедия
Dionysius the Pseudo-Areopagite — • Article on the identity of the mysterious Pseudo Areopagite, his writings, and their influence Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Dionysius the Pseudo Areopagite Dionysius the Pseudo Areopagite … Catholic encyclopedia
Glossary of ancient Roman religion — This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. Ancient Roman religion … Wikipedia
Chronological list of saints in the 5th century — A list of 5th century saints: Name Birth Birthplace Death Place of death Notes Anastasius I 401 Bishop of Rome Alexander Akimetes 403 Epiphanius of Salamis … Wikipedia
Jean Garnier — (11 November 1612 ndash; 26 November 1681), was a French Jesuit church historian, patristic scholar, and moral theologian.LifeHe was born at Paris, entered the Society of Jesus at the age of sixteen, and, after a distinguished course of study,… … Wikipedia
Jean Garnier — Jean Garnier † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Jean Garnier Church historian, patristic scholar, and moral theologian; b. at Paris, 11 Nov., 1612; d. at Bologna, 26 Nov., 1681. He entered the Society of Jesus at the age of sixteen, and, after … Catholic encyclopedia