Nicholas of Modon

Nicholas Of Modon (Peloponnesus), an Eastern ecclesiastic, flourished as bishop of Modon towards the close of the 11th century. Little is known of his life, but in the opinion of Ullmann he was, if estimated by his writings, one of the most distinguished men of his time. His theology is strongly impregnated with Neoplatonism. Thus, while pretending, like the pseudoDenis the Areopagite, that we can give ourselves an idea of God only by analogy, and that we have no terms sufficient to express the divine, he enters into the greatest details upon the Trinity, upon the relation of the three persons who compose it, etc. We have of his works, Libellus de corpore et sanguine Christi, Greek and Latin, in vol. ii of the Bibliotheca Patrum of Du. Duc (Auctarium Ducceanum) (1624, folio). —Among those of his works which remain unpublished we note, Tractatus tres de processione Spiritus Sancti: — De primatu papce, etc., See Ullmann, Nikolaus von Methone, in Theolog. Studien und Kritiken of 1833; Seisen, Nicolaus

Methonensis, Anselmus Canturiensis, Hugo Grotius, quoad satisfactionis doctrinam (Heidelberg, 1838, 4to).

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