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Rufinus, Tyrannius

(ca. 345–ca. 410). Lat. theol.; b. probably Concordia, near Aquileia, It.; lived as monk in Egypt, on the Mount of Olives, where he founded a monastery in assoc. with Melania the Elder (see Melania, 1), and at Aquileia; friend of Jerome,* but bitterly opposed him over doctrines of Origen. Tr. Gk. Christian writers into Lat. See also Ecumenical Creeds, A 2.

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