A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology

Smith, William

A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology. William Smith, LLD, ed. 1890

(Γρηγόριος Ἀκίνδυνος), a Greek Monk, A. D. 1341, distinguished in the controversy with the Hesychast or Quietist Monks of Mount Athos. He supported and succeeded Barlaam in his opposition to their notion that the light which appeared on the Mount of the Transfiguration was uncreated. The emperor, John Cantacuzenus, took part (A. D. 1347) with Palamas, the leader of the Quietists, and obtained the condemnation of Acindynus by several councils at Constantinople, at one especially in A. D. 1 351. Remains of Acindynus are, De Essentia et Operatione DEI adversus imperitiam Gregorii Palamae, &c. in " Variorum Pontificum ad Petrum Gnapheum Eutychianum Epistol." p. 77, Gretser. 4to. Ingolst. 1616, and Carmen Iambicum de Haeresibus Palamae, " Graeciae Orthodoxae Scriptores," by Leo. Allatius, p. 755, vol. 1.4to. Rom. 1652.