Cabasilas, Nicolas

Cabasilas, Nicolas, archbishop of Thessalonica in 1354, a firm supporter of the rights and independence of the Greeks against the Roman Church. In the Hesychastic controversy he took part with the monks of Mount Athos against Barlaam (q.v.). He wrote several works, among which are,

1. Exposition of the Greek Liturgy (Greek), translated into Latin by Hervet, and given in the Bibliotheca Patrum under the title Compendiosa interpretatio in Divinum Officium: and,

2. Περὶ τῆς ἐν Χριστῷ ζωῆς, etc., Life of Jesus Christ (Ingoldst. 1604; a bad Latin version). This book is of value as illustrating the mystical tendency among the Byzantine writers. See Cave, Hist. Lit. anno 1350;

Stud. u. Krit. 1843, p. 724; Gasz, Die Mystik d. N. Kabasilas, etc. (Greifsw. 1849); Walch, Bibliotheca Theologica, 1:640; 2:570.

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