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Peter the Iberian


Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


( c .409– c .491) Son of King Buzmir of Georgia, as a boy Murvan was a hostage in constantinople . Becoming a monk, Peter, in Palestine, in 452–3 he was consecrated bishop of Maiuma in Gaza, but continued to live the monastic life. Firmly anti-Chalcedonian, he exercised great influence on severus of antioch , who studied in his monastery. A moderate monophysite , he accepted the henotikon of Emperor Zeno. He established a Georgian monastery in jerusalem and other houses. See also georgia, christian thought in . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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