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The purpose of perichōrēsis in the polemical works of John of Damascus

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John of Damascus was an early eighth century theologian in the Jerusalem Patriarchate. His family supplied financial administrators in Syro-Palestine for most of the seventh century, who were involved in surrendering Damascus to the Arabs if not also to the Persians. They thrived in the sectarian environment under the Umayyads. Numerous Greek Lives paint John in legendary terms; however, these are late and unreliable. I deconstruct the Lives decoupling his timeline from B...

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Theology Faculty

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Keble College, University of Oxford
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Examiner
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St Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Yonkers, NY, USA
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Theology Faculty
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DPhil
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Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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