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Eustratios Of Nicaea And The Constraints Of Theology

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This chapter talks about a third major eleventh-century writer on the visible, Eustratios, Metropolitan of Nicaea. The major complaint laid against Eustratios was against his use of syllogisms. The problem for his opponents thus lay in his blurring the boundaries between philosophy and theology. The chapter begins with the two texts that Eustratios wrote against Leo, Metropolitan of Chalcedon's defense of his conception of the icon as a divine portrait. Then it focuses on the response provoked by the Leo's argument. Although relatively neglected Eustratios's essays represent one of the longest post-iconoclastic discussions of the nature of the icon, representation, and worship in Byzantium. For this reason, the chapter offers a full account of their unfolding arguments. The first of Eustratios' texts is the Dialogue. The two participants (Lover of One's Associates and Friend of Truth) are thin disguises for Leo of Chalcedon and for Eustratios.

Keywords: Byzantium; Dialogue; divine portrait; Eustratios; icon; Leo of Chalcedon; Metropolitan of Nicaea; theology



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