Tag Archives: Pope Leo I

#452 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Tome of Leo

Pope Leo I of Rome assembles a text presenting the Christology of the West in the hopes of putting an end to the controversy once and for all. However, in the East, Pope Dioscorus of Alexandria has his own plans.

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Photo of Statue of Pope Leo I taken by Mattana

Selections from Tertullian on Christology

Tome of Leo

Barclift, Philip L. “The Shifting Tones of Pope Leo the Great’s Christological Vocabulary.” Church History 66, no. 2 (1997): 221-39.

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#452 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Tome of Leo

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#451 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Problem of Eutyches

In Constantinople, the Christological Controversy erupts once again as sides are formed over the case of Eutyches. Each seeking to gain the support of Emperor Theodosius and Pope Leo against their rivals.

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Image of Flavian of Constantinople taken by Siriopomante

Letter of Eutyches to Leo about the Synod of Constantinople

Leo’s letter to Flavian asking for more information about the Synod of Constantinople

Leo’s letter to Emperor Theodosius asking for more information about the Synod of Constantinople

First letter of Flavian to Leo about Synod of Constantinople

Second letter of Flavian to Leo about the Synod of Constantinople

Initial response of Leo to Flavian after having received his letters

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#450 – A History of the Catholic Church – Changing of the Guard

Pope Leo has problems with Illyricum. In the East, the sees of Constantinople, Alexandria, and Antioch find themselves under new management – but the conflict over the theology of Christ continues.

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Icon of Pope Dioscorus of Alexandria.

Letter of Leo to Anastasius

Letter of Leo to Eutyches

Theodoret of Cyrus’ Eranistes

Alleged letter of Theodoret of Cyrus on the death of Cyril of Alexandria

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#450 – A History of the Catholic Church – Changing of the Guard

#449 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Challenge of the Papacy

Pope Leo finds that the collapse of the Western Roman Empire makes it more difficult for him to assert his authority in Gaul, Hispaniae and Northern Africa. Yet, the support of Emperor Valentinian III provides a strong boost to Leo in those lands still under imperial control.

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Icon of Leo the Great. Photo by Wlbw68

Letter of Pope Leo on the conflict with Hilary of Arles

Letter of Pope Leo to Bishop Turibus on the Priscillians

Valentinian III’s decree endorsing papal authority

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#449 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Challenge of the Papacy

#448 – A History of the Catholic Church – Plenitudo Potestatis

Pope Leo the Great seeks to exercise his authority over the Church of Italy to ensure right practice and right doctrine – particularly in struggles against resurgent Manicheanism and Pelagianism.

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Icon of Leo the Great.

Leo on prohibiting episcopal ordination to slaves on serfs

Leo the the bishops of Sicily on baptism

Leo on the Manicheans

Leo on the Pelagians

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#448 – A History of the Catholic Church – Plenitutudo Potestatis