Eustratios of Constantinople
He is remembered as the author of a tract against belief in soul sleep entitled A Refutation of Those Who Say That the Souls of the Dead Are Not Active and Receive No Benefit from the Prayers and Sacrifices Made for Them to God. A Latin translation of this work De statu animarum post mortem was reprinted in 1841.
Eustratios responds to arguments that the dead are "incapable of activity" (anenergetoi and apraktoi), by countering that the dead are even more active in death.
- N. Constas, An Apology for the Cult of the Saints in Late Antiquity: Eustratius Presbyter of Constantinople (CPG 7522)
- Leo Allatius, ed., De Utriusque Ecclesiae Occidentalis atque Orientalis Perpetua in Dogmate de Purgatorio Consensu (Rome, 1655), 336–580
- by J.-P. Migne, Theologiae cursus completus, vol. 18 (Paris, 1841)
- Nicholas Constas "To Sleep, Perchance to Dream": The Middle State of Souls in Patristic and Byzantine Literature". Dumbarton Oaks Papers 55: 92–124 Archived 2010-12-02 at the Wayback Machine.
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