Leontius of Byzantium: Complete Works

ISBN : 9780192846808

Brian E. Daley, SJ
640 Pages
153 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jul 2021
Oxford Early Christian Texts
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Leontius Of Byzantium (485-543) was a Byzantine monk and theologian who provided a breakthrough of terminology in the 6th-century Christological controversy over the mode of union of Christ's human nature with his divinity. He did so through his introduction of Aristotelian logical categories and Neoplatonic psychology into Christian speculative theology. His work initiated the later intellectual development of Christian theology throughout medieval culture. Brian E. Daley provides translation and commentary on the six theological works associated with the name of Leontius of Byzantium. The critical text and facing-page translation help make these works more accessible than ever before and provide a reliable textual apparatus for furture scholarship of this key writing.


I The Author and his Times
II The Works
A. The Six Treatises
B. The Florilegia
III Leontius the Theologian
IV The Manuscripts
V The Scholia
VI Earlier Editions
VII This Edition
VIII Select Bibliography
Key to the apparatus of Leontius's Florilegia
1 Contra Nestorianos et Eutychianos (Lόgosa’)
Appendix I (Scholion)
Appendix II (Scholion)
2 Epilyseis (= Solutiones Argumentorum Severi)
3 Epaporēmata (= Triginta Capita contra Severum)
4 Contra Aphthartodocetas (Lόgosv’)
5 Deprenhensio et Triumphus super Nestorianos (Lόgosg’)
6 Adversus Fraudes Apollinaristarum
7 Fragmenta Incerta
Appendix III (Excerpta Leontina)
Appendix IV (Tabular comparison of extracts in Leontius s florilegia with those in other ancient and medieval florilegia)

About the author: 

Brian E. Daley, SJ, is Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is a historical theologian, who specializes in the study of the early Church, particularly the development of Christian doctrine from the fourth to the eighth centuries. His publications include Light on the Mountain: Greek Patristic and Byzantine Homilies on the Transfiguration of the Lord (St Vladimir's Seminary Press, 2013) and Hope of the Early Church: A Handbook of Patristic Eschatology (Baker, 2002). In 2014, he co-edited The Harp of Prophecy: Early Christian Interpretation of the Psalms with Paul R. Kolbet (University of Notre Dame Press, 2014).

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