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Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches$
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Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520284968

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520284968.001.0001

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John of Ephesus as Hagiographer and Missionary

John of Ephesus as Hagiographer and Missionary

(p.72) 4 John of Ephesus as Hagiographer and Missionary
Missionary Stories and the Formation of the Syriac Churches

Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent

University of California Press

In chapter 5, I discuss the figure of John of Ephesus himself. I suggest how his own personal self-identification as a “converter of the pagans” influenced his missionary stories. I discuss his ambiguous position as a Miaphysite hagiographer writing from Constantinople.

Keywords:   John of Ephesus, Justinian, Theodora

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