Fundamental aspects of the christological teaching of Severus of Antioch and the Chalcedonian Definition of Faith

  • Ioannis Nikolopoulos Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο


Severus of Antioch (465-538AC) is the most significant theologian of the antichalcedonian ecclesiastical tradition and also one of the most prolific authors within the entire tradition of the ecclesiastical literature1. His works, especially his Ex Cathedra Homilies, show a significant biblical theologian who, in some cases, such as within his 77th Ex Cathedra Homily, -his only work which has survived intact in its original Greek text- provides beneficial hermeneutical solutions for complex hermeneutical problems. Consequently, the loss of the Greek original text of most of his work is a great misfortune for scholarly theological research as well as for the Greek ecclesiastical literature.