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Rufinus

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(fl. 399–401?), commonly called the Syrian, author of a Liber de Fide, described in the only known MS as the work of Rufinus, priest of the province of Palestine. The fact that ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945), Religion
Length:
3,358 words

...Criticized frequently by the Roman church, Erasmus's patristic editions found favor with the reformers. Erasmus's combination of interest in both doctrine and text of early Christian writings was not shared by Christian humanists such as Beatus Rhenanus . Editor of Eusebius Rufinus's Ecclesiastical History , Cassiodorus's Historia tripartita ( 1523 ), and the Works of Tertullian ( 1521 ), Rhenanus, while taking the early church as model for the church of his own time, rarely assesses the subtleties of its doctrine. Reformation and Counter-Reformation...

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