Talk:George of Laodicea

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George of Laodicea was a presbyter in Alexandria who was ordained by bishop Alexander ((Philost. H. E. viii. 17; Eus. Vit. Const. iii. 62). He was later excommunicated and deposed, also by Alexander (Athan. ib. p. 886; Apol. ii. p. 728; de Fug. p. 718; Theod. H. E. ii. 9). He retired and attempted to regain admittance to the church in Antioch, where he was rejected by the homoousion Eustathius, bishop of Antioch. The "Arians" having gained ascendency in the east, after having deposed Eustathius, welcomed back George, and ordained him bishop of Laodicea (Athan. de Synod. p. 886; Or. i. p. 290; Soz. H. E. vi. 25). He was not the bishop of Alexandria, nor was he Cappadocian, and so on for the rest of this article, which is a description of the life of George of Cappadocia, the co called "Arian" bishop of Alexandria, who was bishop until he was killed by a mob in 361. I guess the article should be retitled "George of Cappadocia", and maybe a new article started for George of Laodicea. I am not sure, however, whether the article is simply mislabeled "George of Laodicea" or whether the article is a conflation of the biographies of the two men. I think the latter, which is a more difficult fix. The fact that this article is straight from EB1911 is somewhat shocking. For George of Laodicea see http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Dictionary_of_Christian_Biography_and_Literature_to_the_End_of_the_Sixth_Century/Georgius_%283%29,_bp._of_Laodicea, for George of Cappadocia, the bishop of Alexandria, see http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Dictionary_of_Christian_Biography_and_Literature_to_the_End_of_the_Sixth_Century/Georgius_%284%29,_Arian_bp._of_Alexandria Ocyril (talk) 20:14, 28 July 2011 (UTC)