AGNOETAE. Followers of a heresy begun in Egypt by the deacon Themistius of Alexandria first half 6th c. as a consequence of the divisions and schisms of the monophysites. They are described in the quaest. 30 of ps.-Caesarius. The agnoetae carried the doctrine of Severus of Antioch to its ultimate consequences, preaching on the basis of Mk 13:32, Jn 11:34 and Lk 2:52 that Christ did not have perfect knowledge but, like all human beings, was subject to ignorance Leontius Scholasticus who likens them to the Theodosians, Sect. V,6; X,3: PG 86, 1232.1261- 1264. Timothy of Constantinople lists them among the Diacrinomeni as the fifth group, similar to the Severites PG 86, 53.57. From Photius we learn that they were refuted by one Theodore, a monk of Alexandria Bibl. cod. 108, and by Eulogius of Alexandria Bibl. cod. 230. DCB I,62-63; K.-U. Uthemann, Kaiser Justinian als Kirchenpolitiker und Theologe. 2.5. Eine Zwischenbemerkung: Justinians Edikt gegen die Agnoeten: Augustinianum 39 1999 44-46 with bibliography.
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