Meletius of Lycopolis

Meletius of Lycopolis

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Meletius (died after 325) was bishop of Lycopolis in Egypt. He is known to us mainly as the founder and namesake of the Melitians (c. 305), one of several sects in early church history which were concerned about the ease with which lapsed Christians reentered the Church. The details of his life are not clear as there are conflicting accounts of it. According to one version he was imprisoned for his Christianity during the persecution under Diocletian along with Peter of Alexandria (another source has Peter fleeing the scene; a third has Melitius himself avoided prison). Apparently as early as during the persecution itself Melitius began to refuse to receive in communion those Christians who had renounced their faith during the persecution and later repented of that choice.
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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 254g
  • Flu Press
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136779099
  • 9786136779096