COLLUTHUS

A schismatic presbyter in Alexandria during the of ALEXANDER (312-326), nineteenth patriarch of the See of Saint Mark. In 324 the convened by Hosius to quell the Arian controversy deposed Colluthus for taking upon himself the function of conferring orders.

Ancient sources indicate that Colluthus was not a supporter of Arius, but was himself the leader of a schismatic group. Although Philastrius stated that Colluthus erred in teaching against Isaiah 45:7 that God did not create evil, the exact nature of the of Colluthus is not known. His activities after 324 are similarly obscure.

  • Salmon, G. “Colluthus (2).” In DCB, Vol. 1, p. 596.