Archbishop Theodore: Commemorative Studies on his Life and by Michael Lapidge

By Michael Lapidge

Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury (668SH90), formed the English Church right into a constitution it has retained for a millennium. but until eventually lately he has remained a shadowy determine, whose early profession within the close to East and at Rome has been unknown. during this e-book, which builds at the 1994 e-book of formerly unprinted Biblical commentaries from Theodore's Canterbury university, the world over uncommon students offer a clean account of the profession and writings of a distinct character who delivered to Anglo-Saxon England the cultural history of Syria, Byzantium and Rome.

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Jahrhunderts', Ostkirchliche Studien 1 (1952), 32-45. 19 Michael Lapidge the 'Church of the East') monks known as Boetiana (location unknown); one apparently housing Palestinian monks known as St Saba, named after the fifth-century founder of one of the great Palestinian monasteries in the vicinity of Jerusalem and partially preserved in the present church of S. Saba on the Aventine; and finally, a community of Cilician monks housed outside the city walls to the south of Rome at a site known as ad aquas Salvias, but better known as the monastery of St Anastasius, in honour of Anastasius Magundat who was martyred by the Persians in 628, and who was the community's patron saint.

X); and, for the wider background, 'Aspects of Translation Technique in Antiquity', Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 20 (1979), 69—87 (repr. in Syriac Perspectives on Late Antiquity, ch. III). A summary survey of the Syriac biblical versions can be found in B. Aland and S. P. Brock, 'Bibeliibersetzungen, syrische', in Theologische Realenzyklopddie V (1980), 181-96, or in my 'Syriac Versions', in The Anchor Bible Dictionary VI (1992), 794-9. For the New Testament, an excellent account is given by B.

120-40). Another aspect of Theodore's interest in ecclesiastical legislation is seen in the ludicia which have come down to us - albeit at third hand - in Theodore's name. One part (the second) of these ludicia is drawn once again from the canons of early church councils (and this provides further evidence of Theodore's knowledge of canon law), while the first part is a penitential, or handbook containing tariffs of private penance. This penitential was to prove widely influential on later collections of ecclesiastical legislation, both in Ireland and on the Continent.

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