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Mark of Ephesus, Saint
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(Markos Eugenikos, baptismal name Manuel; born Constantinople, 1391, died Constantinople, Jun 23, 1444/1445), conciliar theologian and ecclesiastical politician. He received a humanistic education in rhetoric from John Chortasmenos (Metropolitan Ignatius of Selymbria) and in philosophy from G.G. Plethon, but he was not an original thinker. His temperament led him in the direction of the monastic theology of G. Palamas. After becoming archbishop of Ephesus in 1437, as a delegate at the Council of Ferrara-Florence, he led the debate on the Filioque (II) and the…

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Podskalsky, Gerhard, “Mark of Ephesus, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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