Eustratios of Nicaea

Eustratios of Nicaea
   Philosopher, theologian, metropolitan of Nicaea (qq.v.), whose trial for heresy (q.v.) was the chief event in the closing years of Alexios I Komnenos's (q.v.) reign. Eustratios was a pupil of John Italos (q.v.), but he escaped being condemned for heresy with Italos in 1082. Like Italos, Eustratios was a commentator on Proklos and Aristotle (qq.v.) who concluded that Christ reasoned like Aristotle. This immediately invited suspicion. He also seemed to devalue Christ's humanity. This opened him up to further charges, and in 1117 he was condemned (q.v.).

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