Eutyches - ܐܘܛܘܟܐ (ca. 378 - ca. 454) This page is an entry in A Guide to Syriac Authors


Eutyches was a controversial and polemical monastic teacher active in Constantinople in the early fifth century. He opposed dyophysite (two-nature) Christology, but the precise nature of his own one-nature Christology is uncertain. He was condemned in 448 at a synod, restored in 449 at the Second Council of Ephesus, and condemned again at the Council of Chalcedon where he was championed by the Syriac monk Barsauma. In later theological discussions, Eutyches' one-nature Christology was equally condemned by Chalcedonian theologians and the Coptic and Syriac Orthodox Churches.


  • ܐܘܛܘܟܐ4
  • Eutyches
  • Eutyches1, 2
  • ܐܰܘܛܽܘܟܶܐ4
  • اوطاخي3


His early life, of which hardly anything is known, was evidently as a monk, and then an archimandrite, in Constantinople where, by 448, he and his teaching evidently had an influential following.1

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  • Birth: ca. 3781
  • Death: ca. 4541

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  • 1 S. P. Brock, "Eutyches." in Sebastian P. Brock et al. (eds.), The Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2011), pp: 155-156, 155-156.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to Bibliographic Record.Link to e-GEDSH entry
  • 2 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, The Scattered Pearls: A History of Syriac Literature and Sciences, trans. Matti Moosa, 2nd rev. ed. (Piscataway,NJ: Gorgias Press, 2003), pp: 265.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 3 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, al-Luʼluʼ al-manthūr fī tārīkh al-ʻulūm wa-al-ādāb al-Suryāniyyah, 4th ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1987), pp: 211.Link to Bibliographic Record.
  • 4 Ignatius Afram Barsoum, Berule bdire d-ʿal yulpone suryoye hdire, trans. Philoxenos Yuḥanon Dolabani, 2nd ed. (Holland: Bar Hebraeus Verlag, 1991), pp: 255.Link to Bibliographic Record.
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James E. Walters et al., “Eutyches — ܐܘܛܘܟܐ ” in A Guide to Syriac Authors last modified August 17, 2016,


James E. Walters et al., “Eutyches — ܐܘܛܘܟܐ .” In A Guide to Syriac Authors, edited by David A. Michelson and Nathan P. Gibson. Vol. 2 of The Syriac Biographical Dictionary, edited by David A. Michelson., 2016-. Entry published August 17, 2016.

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