‘The Encomium on St Barnabas by Alexander the Monk: ecclesiastical and imperial politics in sixth-century Byzantium’. / Kyriacou, Chrysovalantis; Dendrinos, Charalambos.

From Saint Epiphanios to Saint Neophytos the Recluse (4th-12th centuries)": Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Cypriot Hagiography. ed. / Chrysostomos Nassis; Theodoros X. Yiangou. Agia Napa, Paralimni, 2021.

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Abstract

This article explores the wider ecclesiastical and socio-political context of Alexander the Monk's Encomium on St Barnabas and proposes a more precise dating for its composition, based on a re-interpretation of the primary sources and archaeological evidence. Being one of the most significant texts of Early Byzantine Cypriot hagiography, Alexander’s Encomium provides evidence about the cultivation of local traditions concerning St Barnabas and reveals the official Chalcedonianism of the Cypriot Church, despite the presence of non-Chalcedonians on the island and the adoption of non-Chalcedonian traditions by a number of Cypriot Chalcedonians.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrom Saint Epiphanios to Saint Neophytos the Recluse (4th-12th centuries)"
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Second International Conference on Cypriot Hagiography
EditorsChrysostomos Nassis, Theodoros X. Yiangou
Place of PublicationAgia Napa, Paralimni
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

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