A Bishop. The controversy within the anti-Chalcedonian parties between Julian of Halicarnasus and Severus of Antioch led to the choice of two episcopal candidates after the death of the Patriarch Timothy of Alexandria (517-535): Theodosius (for the Severian party) and Gaianus (for the Julianist party). Although Theodosius received the most number of votes, his consecration was not accomplished due to a revolt, and hence Gaianus was instated. However, even his appointment was short-lived, for an imperial decree banished him to Carthage. Nevertheless, Gaianus received strong support in Alexandria until the year 580 a.d.
The doctrine of Julian of Halicarnasus intimates that Christ has one divine nature, and hence an incorruptible nature. Accordingly, his doctrine assumes that Christ did not have a human nature. The information that has been passed down regarding the doctrines of Julian of Halicarnasus comes predominantly from his opponents, such as Anastasius Sinait and John of Damascus. The History of the Patriarchs, which was written long after these events, provides a simplistic overview.