Gothic Christians in Constantinople in 4th and 5th century : the Nicene Christians and Christianization



Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Graeco-Latina Brunensia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords Goths; John Chrysostom; Constantinople; Christianity; Nicene Christianity; Crimean Goths
Description At the turn of the 4th and 5th centuries, the Goths represented a significant minority in Constantinople. Many of them were Christians of several confessions and apart from the Arian Goths and Psathyrians, we recognize Nicene believers there as well. They actively cooperated with representatives of the Episcopal see, especially with John Chrysostom and his companions, who vigorously Christianized barbarians inside and outside of the Empire. At the same time, the Constantinopolitan agents of the Church tried to convert the heretical barbarians to Nicene Christianity. This paper deals with the topic of Nicene Christian Goths in Constantinople and their interaction with representatives of the Nicene church. The topic of Arian Goths in Constantinople was presented in the previous issue of Graeco-Latina Brunensia (Jurík 2021).
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