John of Scythopolis
John Scythopolita (ca. 536–550), also known as "the Scholasticus", bishop of Scythopolis in Palestine, where Beit She'an is today, was a Byzantine theologian and lawyer adhering to neo-Chalcedonian theology.
He's famous for several works (lost) against Monophysite heresy: his major one's a treatise written ca. 530, defending the theory of "dioenergism", against his contemporary Severus of Antioch. Another work attacked the heretic Eutyches, one of the founders of Monophysitism.
- A doctrine following the Christological path of the general council of Chalcedon (451), about the dual (human & divine) nature of Christ, integrated with the orthodox tenets of Cyril of Alexandria on the predominance of the divinity in Christ’s unity.
- Teaching Christ’s dual source of vital activity: both human and divine.
- Daley The Cambridge companion to Hans Urs von Balthasar - Page 206 Edward T. Oakes, David Moss - 2004
- Critica et philologica, Nachleben, first two centuries, Tertullian ... - Page 120 Maurice F. Wiles, International Conference on Patristics - 2001 Corderius' edition also attributes the entirety of the scholia to a single author — Maximus the Confessor — but this attribution has long been questioned. In 1940, Hans Urs von Balthasar attempted to resolve the question of authorship.