The aim of this article is to demonstrate that some current views on Liberatus and his Breviarium must be modified. The author suggests that Liberatus did not write the small book in order to criticize Justinian's religious policy in the Three Chapters Controversy. He rather intended to defend Justinian and to introduce his African contemporaries in the structure and mechanisms of the now ruling East Roman church policy.
The Journal of Ancient Christianity is a peer-reviewed academic journal which aims at encouraging the dialogue between scholars of church history, history of religion, and classical antiquity with all its subdisciplines.
01 Jan 1997
German, Italian, English, French
Hanns Christof Brennecke, Volker Henning Drecoll, Uta Heil and Christoph Markschies