Fidei Defensor

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Fidei Defensor

(ˈfaɪdɪˌaɪ dɪˈfɛnsɔː)
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) defender of the faith; a title given to Henry VIII by Pope Leo X, and appearing on Brit coins as FID DEF or FD
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He was, posthumously, bestowed the title Defensor Fidei or Defender of the Faith by Pope Plus XI.
In "Politica in cantoria, Lineamenti e modelli di studio per un'interpretazione della musica sacra nel ducato di Ranuccio I Farnese (1592-1622)," Giuseppe Martini interprets a Farnese strategy to endorse ducal sovereignty and the claim to defensor Fidei (especially in light of the relationship to the Spanish and Habsburg thrones).
This excellent study from Rorem and Lamoreaux thus introduces us to John of Scythopolis: both a compiler and commentator on the thought of Pseudo-Dionysius as well as a theologian and defensor fidei in his own right.