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Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy

The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic (Oxford Early Christian Studies)

by Susan Wessel

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Of St. Cyril's sermons and letters the most interesting are those which concern the Nestorian controversy. Of a great apologetic work in the twenty books against Julian the Apostate ten books remain. Among his theological treatises we have two large works and one small one on the Holy Trinity, and a number of treatises and tracts belonging to. Cyril of Alexandria (ca. –) is best known for his defense of orthodoxy at the time of the Nestorian controversy over the nature of Christ. However, by far the larger part of Cyril's literary output consisted of commentaries on books of both Old and New Testaments, written before the Christological debate was sparked off in

Book Information Cyril of Alexandria (ca. ), one of the most brilliant representatives of the Alexandrian theological tradition, is best known for championing the term Theotokos (mother of God) in opposition to Nestorius of Constantinople. In the resulting controversy, Nestorius’s opponents found an ally in St. Cyril, bishop of Alexandria, whose intervention set in motion a series of events that finally led to Nestorius’s downfall. Cyril’s motive was twofold. He sincerely believed that Nestorius was undermining the purity of the faith; Nestorius’s refusal to style Mary as.

Cyril of Alexandria (ca. ), one of the most brilliant--if not vastly underrated--representatives of the Alexandrian theological tradition, is best known for championing the term 'Theotokos' (mother of God) in opposition to Nestorius of Constantinople. Cyril's great Commentary on John, offered here in the Ancient Christian Text series in two volumes, predates the Nestorian controversy Brand: IVP Academic.   Cyril of Alexandria (ca. ) is best known for his defense of orthodoxy at the time of the Nestorian controversy over the nature of Christ. However, by far the larger part of Cyril's literary output consisted of commentaries on books of both Old and New Testaments, written before the Christological debate was sparked off in


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What were the historical and cultural processes by which Cyril of Alexandria was elevated to canonical status while his opponent, Nestorius, Bishop of Constantinople, was made into a heretic. In contrast to previous scholarship, this book concludes that Cyril's success in being elevated to orthodox status was not simply a political accomplishment based on political alliances he had fashioned.

Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic Susan Wessel Oxford Early Christian Studies. Examines a major controversy in the early Church, placing it in a broad historical perspective; Takes an original approach by focusing on the use of rhetoric in the debate.

Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy: The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic Assistant Professor of Greek Patristics Susan Wessel, Susan Wessel OUP Oxford, - Religion - pages.

T his book is about how Cyril came to enjoy the esteem of his contemporaries and of the Church Catholic afterwards and about how Nestorius incurred a corresponding disapprobation. The book is divided into three parts. The first (‘The tapestry of Cyril's episcopacy from Egypt to the Imperial City’) deals with Cyril's years before the controversy and takes the story down to the meeting of Author: L.

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Cyril’s best-known theological work surrounds the Nestorian controversy from onwards, but the foundations of his robust defence of orthodox Christology at this time were laid very solidly during his.

Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy: The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic Oxford Early Christian Studies: Author: Susan Wessel: Edition: reprint: Publisher: OUP Oxford, ISBN:Length: pages: Subjects. The Tapestry of Cyril's Episcopacy from Egypt to the Imperial City 1.

Confrontation in the Early Episcopacy 2. Political Alliance and the Onset of Controversy 3. The Reception of Nicaea 4. The Meeting of the Council II. The Rhetoric of the Nestorian Debates 5.

Rhetorical Style and Method in the Conciliar Homilies of Cyril : $ Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy: The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic (Oxford Early Christian Studies) (Book). Download cyril of alexandria and the nestorian controversy or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

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Cyril Of Alexandria And The Nestorian. In the aftermath of the Council of Chalcedon in a.d.the Christian Church split, as some bishops rejected Chalcedon’s dyophysite (“two nature”) teaching, and upheld instead a miaphysite (“one nature”) Christology.

The central historical figure in this split was Cyril of Alexandria, who presided over the Council of Ephesus in a.d and successfully had Nestorius deposed by the. Buy Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy: The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic (Oxford Early Christian Studies) by Wessel, Susan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : Susan Wessel. Cyril of Alexandria (The Early Church Fathers) Norman Russell As ruler of the church of Alexandria and president of the Third Ecumenical Council ofCyril was one of the most powerful men in the fifth century, an important thinker who defined the concept of christological orthodoxy for.

Doctor of the Cyril has his feast in the Western Church on the 28th of January; in the Greek Menaea it is found on the 9th of June, and (together with St. Athanasius) on the 18th of January. He seems to have been of an Alexandrian family and was the son of the brother of Theophilus, Patriarch of Alexandria; if he is the Cyril addressed by Isidore of Pelusium in Ep.

xxv of Bk. Get this from a library. Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian controversy: the making of a saint and of a heretic. [Susan Wessel] -- Susan Wessel recounts the historical and cultural process by which Cyril of Alexandria was elevated to canonical status while his opponent, Nestorius, bishop of Constantinople, was turned into a.

Cyril, the patriarch of Alexandria, condemned Nestorius' works by issuing twelve anathemas against him. Nestorius responded in kind. The two men were harsh individuals and fierce antagonists. There was no chance of reconciliation.

Emperor Theodosius II called a council at Ephesus to settle the question. The leader of the opposition to Nestorius was Cyril, bishop of Alexandria, a man who was one of the most ruthless and uncontrolled of the major early bishops.

Disturbed by the controversy, the emperor Theodosius II () summoned a council to meet in in Ephesus. Cyril. Cyril of Alexandria has 70 books on Goodreads with ratings. Cyril of Alexandria’s most popular book is On the Unity of Christ. Published on Cyril of Alexandria was the Bishop of Alexandria during the early 5th century and was a major figure in the Christological controversy resulting in .Concerning the Theotokos aspect of the controversy, Cyril argued that “since the union [of the divine and human] took place in the very womb, he is said to have undergone a fleshly birth by making his own birth of the flesh which belonged to him.”[24] Because of the union of God and man in the womb, Cyril believed that one could say (in a.