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Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
This thesis examines the work of one sixth-century hagiographer known as Cyril of
Scythopolis. After establishing the historical context in which Cyril wrote, the thesis moves to
uncover and describe Cyril’s creation of an “incarnational” philosophy of history which allowed
him to champion the Council of Chalcedon (451) and condemn the Second Origenist heresy
through the authorship of Christian encomia. After identifying Cyril’s unique philosophy of
history, the thesis considers how Cyril brings such history to life in the vitae of his two most
famous abbots, Euthymius the Great and Sabas the Sanctified.
Manos, Michael, "Incarnational History: Cyril Of Scythopolis’s Hagiography As A Record Of The Perpetual Incarnation" (2020). Wayne State University Theses. 790.