Tag Archives: Theodoric the Great

#488 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Death of Boethius

As the Church of Rome and the Emperor Justin move to restore ties with the end of the Acacian Schism, tensions between King Theodoric of Italy and the Byzantine Empire increase leading to the imprisonment and death of both the Roman Senator Boethius and Pope John I. In the East, the Monophysites face the challenges of Julian of Halicarnassus and the Apthhartodocetae.

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Painting of Farewell of Consul Boethius to his family by Jean-Victor Schnetz.

Map of the lands of the Arian kingdoms in 526

History of Philosophy without any gaps episode on Boethius

Pope Benedict XVI on Boethius

On Julian of Halicarnassus

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#488 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Death of Boethius

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#482 – A History of the Catholic Church -The Symmachian Forgeries

Symmachus and Laurentius fight for control of the Church of Rome with all the means they have at their disposal. The Basilica of St. Peter’s grows in importance as the symbol of the Pope’s Petrine authority.

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Ruins of the original Basilica of Saint Agnes fuori le Mura. Repaired during the papacy of Symmachus. Photo by José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro.

W. T. Townsend. The so-called Symmachian Forgeries

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#482 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Symmachian Forgeries

#481 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Laurentian Schism

Controversy over the Acacian Schism leads to a schism with the Church of Rome and the bishops of Italy debate whether anyone but God can judge the actions of a Pope.

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Mosaic at the Basilica of Saint Agnes. Pope Symmachus is to the left.

John Moorhead, The Laurentian Schism: East and West in the Roman Church

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#481 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Laurentian Schism

#478 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Movement Toward Claustration

In North Africa, Fulgentius of Ruspe defends the Nicenes against the return of Arian Persecution. In Gaul, Caesarius of Arles writes the first Western rule for Monastic Women. In Italy, Theodoric seeks to keep the peace between the Arians and the Nicenes. Plus, the Athanasian and Apostles’ Creeds.

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Page from from the Arian Bible – the Codex Argentus

Map of Europe in 500

Map of Church in Gaul in 506

Selections from Caesarius’ Rule for Virgins/Nuns

Athanasian Creed

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#478 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Movement Toward Claustration

#475 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Schism Continues

As the conflict between East and West over the Henotikon continues, Pope Felix III needs to deal with Nicenes in North Africa abandoning the faith and the Ostrogoths invading Italy. We also look at the theology of Philoxenus of Mabbug.

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Photo of coin of Theodoric the Great

Information on Philoxenus of Mabbug

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#475 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Schism Continues