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Ordination and episcopacy in the Severan-Jacobite church AD 518-c. 588

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On 29 September 518, the patriarch Severus of Antioch, faced with a change in imperial religious policy following the elevation of the emperor Justin I, fled into exile in Egypt. Between 518 and 522, the remaining anti-Chalcedonian bishops in Oriens either defected or followed their patriarch into exile. From this watershed descended a new, exilic church and with it an episcopate, outside of the jurisdictional structures of the imperial church.

Although the persistenc...

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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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