THEODOSIANS

Followers of THEODOSIUS I (d. c. 567), the Jacobite patriarch of Alexandria. They comprised the section of the party known as Severians. Their adherence to Severus’ belief in the corruptibility of the body of earned them the name Corrupticolae (“worshipers of the corruptible”) and the blood- spilling enmity of the followers of Gaianus, the Phantasiastae, who believed the body of Christ was incorruptible. The Theodosians also clashed with the agnoetae, a Severian faction that asserted that the incarnate Christ was not omniscient. On 3 June 633, Cyrus of Phasis managed to effect a union of the Theodosians and the Gaianites.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

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