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atheism

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The theory or belief that God does not exist. The word comes (in the late 16th century, via French) from Greek atheos, from a- ‘without’ + theos ‘god’.

Seides, Niketas

Seides, Niketas   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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149 words

...between the Greek and Latin churches, but concentrated on three major points—the filioque , azymes , and papal primacy . This last point was raised probably for the first time since the dispute of 1054 . In 1117 Seides attacked Eustratios of Nicaea , accusing him of “atheism.” ed. R. Gahbauer , Gegen den Primat des Papstes: Studien zu Niketas Seides (Munich 1975). Darrouzès , Ecclés. 306–09 (republ. with corr. by Th.N. Zeses , Kleronomia 8 [1976] 77–82). Beck , Kirche 617f. O. Schissel , Niketas Seidos: Eine Handschriftenstudie , Divus...

Mauropous, John

Mauropous, John (1000)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
366 words

...the foot soldier St. Theodore Teron whose festival was celebrated in Euchaita. A forerunner of Psellos, Mauropous sought to introduce vivid images into his speeches, letters, and epigrams and eagerly defended ancient writers, such as Plato and Plutarch , against charges of atheism (Lagarde, no.43). His speeches are also a valuable source for the history of Byz. relations with their northern neighbors, even though their vague imagery makes some of their data disputable (e.g., J. Shepard , JÖB 24 [ 1975 ] 61–89; A. Kazhdan , JÖB 26 [ 1977 ]. 65–77)....

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