Matthew Blastares

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Hieromonk '''Matthew (Blastares)''' (14th century) was attached to the monastery of the Theotokos Peribleptos in Thessalonica.  He was a noted canonist and hymnographer and the author of numerous works.  His writings include theological treatises on the question of union with Rome, the [[hesychasm|hesychast]] controversy, and translations of earlier Greek fathers.
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Hieromonk '''Matthew (Blastares)''' was a noted [[canons (law)|canonist]] and hymnographer of the fourteenth century who had authored numerous works. He was attached to the [[monastery]] of the Theotokos Peribleptos in [[Thessalonica]].  His writings include theological treatises on the question of union with Rome, the [[hesychasm|hesychast]] controversy, and translations of earlier Greek [[Church Fathers|fathers]].
  
 
His most famous work was the [[Alphabetical Collection]], an encyclopedia of canon law published in 1335.
 
His most famous work was the [[Alphabetical Collection]], an encyclopedia of canon law published in 1335.
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== Additional Reading ==
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* Rev. Dr. Patrick Viscuso, "A Late Byzantine Theology of Canon Law," ''The Greek Orthodox Theological Review'' 34 (1989): 203-219.
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==External links==
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*[http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/69039/Matthew-Blastares Britannica: Matthew Blastares]
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*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02596a.htm Matthew Blastares]
  
 
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[[ro:Matei Vlastares]]

Latest revision as of 08:29, March 22, 2012

Hieromonk Matthew (Blastares) was a noted canonist and hymnographer of the fourteenth century who had authored numerous works. He was attached to the monastery of the Theotokos Peribleptos in Thessalonica. His writings include theological treatises on the question of union with Rome, the hesychast controversy, and translations of earlier Greek fathers.

His most famous work was the Alphabetical Collection, an encyclopedia of canon law published in 1335.

Additional Reading

  • Rev. Dr. Patrick Viscuso, "A Late Byzantine Theology of Canon Law," The Greek Orthodox Theological Review 34 (1989): 203-219.

External links

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