Abucara, Theodore

Abucara, Theodore, according to Cave (Hist, Lit. V, 2, 54), was archbishop of Caria, about A.D. 867 (others say of Haran, about A.D. 770), and was either actually, or about to be, translated to the see of Laodicea by the patriarch Photius. By the latter he was sent, together with Zachary, bishop of Chalcedon, to the emperor Louis to convey to him the book which he had written against pope Nicholas. His progress, however, was arrested by the emperor Basil, who ordered Abucara to remain at home. In the Synod of Constantinople in A.D. 869, in favor of the patriarch Ignatius and against Photifus, Abucaia presented a petition, in which he complained of the conduct of the latter towards him; and prayed for the pardon of the steps he had taken against Ignatius. Upon this he was admitted to communion with Ignatius, and to a seat in the council. Lequien states that Abticara was bishop of Charran, in Phoenicia. Among his works are, Dialogue concerning the Five Enemies from which Christ delivered us: — Dialogue Proving Logically the Existence of God: — An Epistle Containing the Orthodox Faith as Defined at Chalcedon: — Of the Sin of Adam: — Of the Temptation of Christ: — Various Treatises against the Jews, Mohammedans, etc.: — De Pane Mystico et Corpore Cihristi: — De Christo Vere Deo: — De Una UCxore. — De Filio ὁμοουσίᾳ contra Saracenos,: etc. (Ingolstadt, 1606). all edited in Greek and Latin by J. Gretser. See Landon, Eccles. Dict . 5; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale s.v.

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