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Anastasius of Sinai

The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Mike HumphreysMike Humphreys

Anastasius of Sinai (d. c.701) 

Prolific 7th-century Christian writer, operating in Egypt and/or Syria-Palestine; little is known about Anastasius’ life. He was a strident Chalcedonian, and wrote several sermons and theological tracts attacking Miaphysitism and Monotheletism. His Questions and Answers reveals much about the quotidian concerns of ordinary Christians, pluralism in religious practice, and broader cultural changes. In particular, there are repeated questions over bodily and spiritual purity, and the significance of the Arab conquests.

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Quaestiones et Responsiones, ed. M. Richard and J. A. Munitiz (CCSG 59, 2006).Find this resource:

ET (with introd. and notes) J. A. Munitiz (CCT 7, 2011).

Viae Dux, ed. (with comm.) K.-H. Uthemann (CCSG 8, 1981).Find this resource:

Sermones Duo, ed. K.-H. Uthemann (CCSG 12, 1985).Find this resource:

J. Haldon, ‘The Works of Anastasius of Sinai’, in Cameron and Conrad, eds., BEINE I: Literary Source Material, 107–47.Find this resource:

J. A. Munitiz, ‘Anastasius of Sinai’s Teaching on Body and Soul’, in James, Desire and Denial, 49–56.Find this resource: