Hovnan Mayravanetsi

Hovnan Mayravanetsi (Armenian: Հովհան Մայրավանեցի, c. 572-650) was an Armenian theologian and philosopher,[1][2] and ardent defender of Miaphysite position of the Armenian Church. He was one of the first theologians to address issues of social justice in the light of the Christian teaching, which set him on a collision course with his contemporary feudal socioeconomic structures. In his later years he had become an ascetic.


  1. ^ Lynn Jones. Medieval Armenian Identity and Relics of the True Cross (9th-11th Centuries) // Journal of the Society for Armenian Studies. — 2003. — № 12. — P. 47.
  2. ^ A. J. Hacikyan; Gabriel Basmajian; Edward S. Franchuk; Nourhan Ouzounian, eds. (2002). The Heritage of Armenian Literature volume II: From the sixth to the eighteenth century. Detroit: Wayne State University Press. pp. 48–49. ISBN 9780814330234.