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Acacius of Beroea
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(c. 330 – c. 433), originally a monk, was consecrated bishop of Beroea (= Aleppo) in 378. He first came to prominence in church politics as an adherent of Meletius of Antioch (also as a participant in the Council of Constantinople in 381), he was to be found later among the opponents of John Chrysostom (probably because of his rigorism). He sought to mediate in the Nestorian Controversy, as is attested in five of his letters, still preserved (PG 77.99–102; 84.647f.; ACO I.1.1,7). He also participated in the preparations for the 433 Formula of Uni…

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Ritter, Adolf M., “Acacius of Beroea”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 March 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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